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21st Century Journalistm

12011-12012 21st Century Journalism Grades 9 10 11 12 1 credit
This course promotes the development of the skill set needed today and in the future, including an overview of the field of journalism and mass communication. Students learn to be consumers of media and to understand news gathering and production. This course includes instruction in basic news writing, reporting, editing and discussion of legal and ethical issues. In addition, students will explore the role media has in the communications industry in society. This class is the prerequisite for Newspaper Production, Yearbook Production and Broadcast Production.