Journalism and Yearbook

 

Course #

Dual Credit

Title

Grade Level

Offered at:

LLHS

VHS

CHS

LLHS

VHS

CHS

1902

  

 

Newspaper I, II, III

10-12

ü

  

1903

 

 

 

Yearbook I, II, III

10-12

ü

ü

 

1904

 

 

 

Yearbook Editor

12

ü

ü

 

Journalism and Yearbook Course Description

1902 Newspaper I, II, III

Grades:  10 - 12

Credit:  1

Prerequisite:  Take courses in sequence and “C” or better in previous course

Courses associated with the production of a school newspaper and news and literary magazine; therefore, they not only emphasize writing style and technique, but also production values and organization. Beginning journalism courses introduce students to the concepts of newsworthiness and press responsibility; develop students' skills in writing and editing stories, headlines, and captions; and teach students the basics of production design, layout, and printing of a publication. Advanced students learn and practice more refined journalistic techniques, participate to a greater extent in the formation and/or management of the production team, and gain experience in critical evaluation of story content and the publication as a whole. Photography and photojournalism skills are also included.

1903 Yearbook I, II, III

Grades:  10 – 12

Credit:  1

Prerequisite:  Take courses in sequence

Note:  Yearbook III and IV is only offered at VHS

Course is responsible for creating, designing, marketing, producing and selling the school yearbook. Techniques in modular layout design, interviewing, writing copy and headlines, editing, advertising sales and design marketing, and business procedures are stressed. All students will be expected to complete assignments on the computer. Meeting regular deadlines and peer cooperation are emphasized in producing the yearbook.

1904 Yearbook Editor

Grade:  12

Credit:  1

Prerequisite:  Yearbook II

Student will direct, lead, produce and edit a section of the yearbook or the newspaper along with a staff of other students.