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Student Publications: Newsmagazine (NM) I-IV

STUDENT PUBLICATIONS:  NEWSMAGAZINE (NM) I-IV: This course provides the study of and practice in gathering and analyzing information, interviewing, and note taking for the purpose of:  (1) writing, (2) editing, (3) publishing for print, and  (4) digital media, including student publications.  This course includes instruction and practice in effective journalistic writing forms and techniques as well as layout, design, photojournalism, broadcast journalism, and typography.  Representative examples of amateur and professional journalism are studied.  The concept of responsible journalism, ethics, and First Amendment rights are discussed.  Student publications should conform to an appropriate style guide, such as the Associated Press Stylebook and Libel Manual.  It is required that desktop and online publishing technology be used to support the journalism curriculum.  Because this is a student publication there is a time commitment involved.  Some after school time may be needed to complete the newsmagazine.  Students are also responsible for selling advertising in the publications.  This helps cover printing costs. Student Publications offer practical training in publishing the school newsmagazine and website.  Students will be required to attend work sessions before school starts and after school hours.   


Length:  Year

Offered: Fall/Spring

Number of Periods per Semester: One


Grade Level: 9-10-11-12

Course Prerequisites: Journalism I, Mass Media, or Student Publications Newsmagizine (NM)


Application:  None

Tryout : None

Counselor Approval Required: None


Dual Credit: No

Weighted:  Levels I, II, III No, Level IV Yes, Half Point


Diploma Path:  No

Quantitative Reasoning:  No