Journalism, Photojournalism, Yearbook, NewspaperJournalism/PhotojournalismGrades 9-12Prerequisite - noneStudents spend the year learning the fundamentals of becoming a journalist and photojournalist. They get to take photos at events and write stories that can be published in the newspaper, yearbook and at KPTimes.com. They will also learn a little history, law and ethics involving journalism. They will have the opportunity to participate in state and national writing, photography and editing competitions. They will also dive into design and learn the skills they need to be successful on either the newspaper or yearbook staff in the following year.Advanced Journalism - Yearbook Production I, II, III Grades 10-12Prerequisite - Journalism I and by Application1 CreditStudents will take part in producing the yearbook by writing stories, designing pages and shooting photos throughout the school year.Advanced Journalism - Newspaper I, II, III Grades 10-12Prerequisite - Journalism 1 and by ApplicationStudents will take part in producing the monthly newsmagazine and continually keep the KPTimes.com updated with new and fresh stories and photos that relate to the students and staff and Kingwood Park.
Megan Ortiz, adviser
Megan Ortiz is in her 11th year advising student media and her fifth year at Kingwood Park. She was a JEA Rising Star award winner in 2014. Prior to teaching, she spent 10 years at the Houston Chronicle covering the NFL and NBA. She majored in Journalism & Mass Communications at the University of Iowa. During her senior year of high school, she was named the Iowa High School Journalist of the year. You can find her on Twitter at @Ortiz_KPHS.