JOURNALISM I: Journalism is the study of the art of reporting and the profession of journalists. This one-semester course offers students the opportunity to learn about the major mediums that influence our society. Through advertising, newspapers, magazines, books, television, digital media, the student will see the use of media and how it affects their lives and viewpoints. The students will learn the basic writing skills needed to write for a publication and how to use desktop publishing programs. This course includes the processes involved in: (1) news gathering, (2) reporting and writing news feature and opinion stories, (3) the legal and social responsibilities of the press and (4) the ethics of accurate and fair reporting. This course includes extensive reading of models of excellent journalistic techniques and evaluates and analyzes journalistic writing thought discussion and critiques. This course also includes the process involved in: (1) page design, (2) photojournalism, and (3) typography.
***This is not a student publication course, although some of the student's work may be published in the school newsmagazine or yearbook.
Offered: Fall and Spring
Number of Periods per Semester: One
Grade Level: 9-10-11-12
Course Prerequisites: None
Tryout : None
Counselor Approval Required: None
Dual Credit: No
Diploma Path: Directed Elective or Elective for All Diploma Paths
Quantitative Reasoning: No