Journalism, Yearbook, Newspaper and Photography
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: Photography and camera basics; photo composition; interviewing; ethical and legal responsibilities; court cases; writing basics and grammar; news writing; headings, captions and quote writing; feature writing; and current events.
Second semester: Design and layout; photography; sports, editorial, opinion and review writing; newspaper overview; yearbook overview; developing themes; public relations; technology and the internet; and current events.
- Be respectful of everyone.
- Do not talk when teacher is talking.
- Do your own work (no plagiarism).
- Be prepared.
- Clean up after yourself.
- Embrace the differences in everyone.
1st period – Conference
2nd period – J1/Photojournalism
3rd period – Newspaper Staff
4th period – Yearbook Staff
5th period – Yearbook Staff
6th period – J1/Photojournalism
7th period – J1/Photojournalism
Monday and Tuesdays 3 to 3:30 p.m.
Appointments are available, also.