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.