Student Media: Newspaper

  • Grades: 10, 11, 12  

    (Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced) 
    This course provides the study of and practice in gathering and analyzing information, interviewing, and note taking for the purpose of: (1) writing, (2) editing, (3) publishing for print, and (4) broadcast media, including student publications. This course includes instruction and practice in effective journalistic writing forms and techniques as well as layout, design, and typography. Representative examples of amateur and professional journalism are studied. The concept of responsible journalism also is discussed. It is recommended that word processors and desktop publishing technology be used to support the journalism curriculum. Student Publications offers practical training in publishing the school newspaper and yearbook. Students plan, publish, market, and distribute their school publications.

    Prerequisite: Introductory journalism course (Newswriting/J1) or other beginning journalism course and completed application and/or instructor approval.

    • One year course, two credits
    • The nature of this course allows for successive semesters of instruction at an advanced level.
    First-time Newspaper students should Complete the Mill Stream Staff Application.