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Digital Communications

The Journalism program is designed to prepare students to apply technical knowledge and professional skills in the making and producing of journalism for television and  the communication of dramatic information through the writing and production of news stories across multiple print and online mediums. In addition to technical skills, students completing this program will also develop advanced critical thinking, career development, applied academics, life management, business, economic and leadership skills required for news media occupations. (Each course is a year long divided into two semesters.)

*Students should choose three or more year long courses offered in this program in order to complete a course sequence to be considered a Concentrator
Note: These are the courses that are offered for the current school year. However, classes and locations are based on student enrollment and subject to cancelation if they do not meet minimum participation requirements.

Media Communications/Journalism 1-2
Students will develop skills in listening, note taking, research, writing and editing which are necessary for newspaper production. Students will learn the various types of journalistic writing including writing news, feature, editorial and sports stories as well as page design and desktop publishing. The mechanics, organization, and responsibilities of production will also be stressed.

Prerequisite: None
Credit: 1
Grade: 9-12
Location: All Schools

Media Communications/Journalism 3-4, 5-6, 7-8
Students will use the skills learned in Introduction to Journalism and continue to develop skills to produce a professional school print and/or online newspaper. Emphasis is placed on refining writing, editing, layout and production. Students need to be adaptable, creative and analytical - all skills in demand in the competitive world. Emphasis is on positive work attitudes and employment skills while expanding knowledge of basic business concepts and procedures. Students must be able to work independently as well as in a group. After-school work is required to meet deadlines, research stories and photograph school events.

Prerequisite: Media Communications/ Journalism 1-2
Credit: 1
Grade: 10-12
Location: All Schools

Media Communication/Journalism  Internship
Students will participate in on-the-job training.This one-semester course will allow CTE students who have completed the program sequence to experience on-the-job training in a career path. Requirements include three weeks of classroom instruction in job preparation and application and 60 hours per semester of on the job field work. Artifacts include a complete portfolio, two employer evaluations, two instructor field evaluations, a final, written summary and reflection. Students must provide their own transportation to the internship site.

Prerequisite: Application
Credit: 1
Grade: 12
Location: All Schools