Learning Recommendations: Application required.  Students applying for this course should be doing A-work in Journalism 2; solid writing and grammar skills are assumed.  They should also be good at meeting deadlines.

General Description: In this year-long, third-year course, Journalism 3, students are expected to assume editorial positions and mentor new journalism students. Editing positions include Editor-in-Chief, Copy Editor, Technical Editor, Human Resource Manager, Public Relations Manager, Photography Editor, and Illustration Editor. Students will be expected to take on an increasing role in selecting topics for the news website as a voice of the student body. They will continue to refine their writing, interviewing and technical skills and assist new journalism members in developing them.  These skills will be applied to the publication of The Issaquah High Times news website.


  • 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 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.