English Electives

Journalism: Yearbook

Available to: all students Special Notes: This course does not count towards the diploma requirement for the English department. Spyglass, the school yearbook, is produced once a year and documents Stevenson’s many activities and sports that take place throughout the school year. Yearbook students learn to write copy, design layouts, and take photographs, thus taking an active role in recording the Stevenson student experience for that year. The yearbook, a full color, hardbound book, is traditionally released at the end of the school year.

Journalism: Newspaper

Available to: all students Special Notes: This course does not count towards the diploma requirement for the English department. This course explores the craft of journalism in a practical, hands-on setting by publishing the school newspaper every three to four weeks while also working on a variety of exercises in journalistic practice. Students incorporate lessons on the practice of print and photographic storytelling as they conceive and create stories that reflect the student experience. Students create the entire paper; they brainstorm to assemble a story list, assign stories, plan interviews, arrange for photos and graphics, write and edit news and feature articles, and design and lay out each issue. Students gain professional-level experience in reporting as well as employing the tools used to produce modern print and online journalism. Students particularly interested in video reporting or photography can work to flesh out our social media presence.

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