Journalism, Photojournalism, Yearbook and Newspaper

  • To the future journalist:

    Journalism/Photojournalism is a pre-requisite to joining the yearbook and newspaper advanced classes. Each student will have the opportunity to interview at the end of this school year for placement on the yearbook or newspaper staffs. This course is designed to give the student an overview of journalism/photojournalism as well as a way to look at the world differently. The student will learn how to express different points of view through writing, photography and multi-media projects. The student should expect all forms of assessments for grading purposes: writing assessments, projects, vocabulary and grammar tests, and daily assignments. The student will work on assignments that explore one’s creative side and learn how to present projects in front of peers.

    What to expect:

    First semester: History of communications; famous journalists; ethical and legal responsibilities; court cases; camera basics; news judgment and reporting; interviewing; writing basics and grammar; news writing; headings, captions and quote writing; and feature writing.

    Second semester: Design and layout; photography; photo composition; taking effective photographs; sports, editorial, opinion and review writing; newspaper overview; yearbook overview; developing themes; public relations; technology and the internet; and current events.

  • Klosterboer Rules

    1. Be respectful of everyone.
    2. Do not talk when teacher is talking.
    3. Do your own work (no plagiarism).
    4. Be prepared.
    5. Clean up after yourself.
    6. Embrace the differences in everyone.
Photo of Mrs. Klosterboer
  • Class schedule

    1st period – Conference
    2nd period – Newspaper
    3rd period – Journalism 1/Photojournalism
    4th period – Yearbook
    5th period – Yearbook
    6th period – Journalism 1/Photojournalism
    7th period – Journalism 1/Photojournalism

  • Tutorial Schedule

    Monday and Tuesdays 3 to 3:30 p.m.
    Appointments are available, also.

  • Contact Information

    Mrs. Jennifer Klosterboer (Mrs. K)
    Journalism Adviser (Yearbook and Newspaper) | Room: 1717, Blue 2
    281-641-7646 |