Introduction to Journalism

Humanities | English
English Elective
Grade: GRADES: 11-12
Credits: 1

Introduction to Journalism is designed for students interested in newspaper or magazine journalism. This course is designed to acquaint students with various aspects of journalism—from its history, the ethics
of, interviewing skills, types of articles, and finally to production. Students are introduced to the historical importance of journalism in America. They study the basic principles of print and online journalism as they examine the role of printed news media in our society. They learn investigative skills, responsible reporting, and journalistic writing techniques as they read, respond to, and write their own news and feature articles. Students conduct interviews, research, write, and design their own publications. They learn how to evaluate news, advertising, and propaganda effectively. Students will create numerous original stories using varied structures and writing techniques. Students will also learn to create computer generated layouts and graphics.


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