Journalism and Yearbook
Journalism and Yearbook Course Description
1902 Newspaper I, II, III, IV
Grades: 10 - 12
Prerequisite: Take courses in sequence and “C” or better in previous course
Course associated with the production of a school newspaper, yearbook, or 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 may be included.
1903 Yearbook I, II, III
Grades: 10 – 12
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
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.