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Journalism Syllabus

Journalism I

 

Journalism I is designed to improve studentsknowledge of journalistic practices as well as their writing and reporting skills. Students will explore the history and culture of journalism. The course will engage students in analysis of and writing for newspapers, magazines, television, radio, and the web. Students will practice reporting, writing, editing, and publishing news articles. Finally students will publish articles in the school newspaper.

 

COURSEWORK

 

Texts

            Journalism Today!

            Journalism: Who, What, When, Where, Why and How by James Glen Stovall

 

Chapters

            History of American Journalism

            News and Society

            The Culture of Journalism

            Writing News and Features

            Reporting

            Editing

 

GRADING SYSTEM

 

Grades are based on a total points system. Students earn grades through class work, homework, quizzes, exams, and projects.              

 

CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS

 

I expect that you will

 

1. Represent yourself with honor

2. Respect others

3. Take responsibility for your present and your future

4. Strive for excellence in all that you do

5.Follow the rules in the school handbook

6. Arrive before the bell with all necessary materials

7.Maintain a posture of attentiveness

8. Avoid distractions and distracting others

9. Set aside all drinks, food, electronics, and non-instructional objects

10. Use all instructional time as an opportunity to improve

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