The media has become one of the most powerful institutions in the world as access to newspapers, blogs, data, videos, Facebook and Twitter has exploded across the Internet. This semester-long introduction to journalism focuses on the role of journalism in a democracy as well as writing a variety of articles. This class is for students who want to learn to be savvy consumers of the news and try their hand at writing the news.
In the first 8 weeks, students will evaluate, explore and identify various news sources and aspects of the news. The second 8 weeks will focus on writing articles, from editorials to feature articles. Throughout the course, students will be reading, interacting and sharing news experiences, from the web, to the TV and around the world.
Course materials: Selected online resources and instructor-created materials
Standards met: This course can be taken for Language Arts elective credit only.
Honors Opportunity: No