Learning Recommendations: Application and teacher recommendation.
General Description: This is a yearlong elective class. Members of the Journalism class write and produce the school newspaper, on-line and print versions, of the “Patriot Press”. Students study all aspects of journalism with an emphasis on how to write in a journalistic style. Students write news stories, sports stories, features and editorials. Opportunities exist to pursue interests in advertising, photography, graphics and layout. As in professional journalism, responsibility for completing assignments and meeting deadlines is essential. Some after school work and selling of advertisements are required. However, it is a student's responsibility to determine if Journalism will be accepted by baccalaureate colleges for admissions purposes as meeting their English requirement.