Learning Recommendations: Application required.  Students applying for this course should be doing A-work in Journalism 1; solid writing and grammar skills are assumed.  They should also be good at meeting deadlines.  Students should be confident in their writing abilities and organizational skills.

General Description:  This year-long, second year course, Journalism 2, provides experienced journalism students with leadership opportunities in terms of holding editorial positions and/or mentoring new journalism students. Students will refine writing and interviewing skills developed in the first year. They will also refine their goal-setting skills and meet deadlines in a real production setting. They will be expected to take on an increasing role in guiding the creation of The Issaquah High Times news website as a voice of the student body.


  • Focus on news, sports, feature, arts & entertainment, science & technology, and opinion articles.
  • Understand the rights and responsibilities of student media
  • Develop confidence in interacting with peers and staff through the interviewing process.

Students who are interested in being a designated photo-journalist or illustrator should see Mrs. Jarvinen.

Strategies:  Students learn through a combination of:

  • Team collaboration
  • Hands-on production
  • Direct instruction
  • Large and small group discussion

Homework:  Work can be completed in class if students use their time well, but generally, students can expect to do some writing out of class for the copy deadline and blog posts.

Note:  English Credit for Seniors only.  Elective for 10th - 11th Grade.

FINE ART CREDIT NOTE: This course counts as a fine art credit for graduation but may not meet the four-year college admissions requirement for Fine/Visual/Performing Arts.