COURSE SUMMARY (GRADE : 9 - 12)
Life is an ever-changing collection of stories and Journalism in the Digital Age helps you find and tell the stories that make up today’s world using technology that captivates audiences. Compelling topics, strong writing, engaging visual design, and multimedia all come to life as you write about anything from local band, interesting people, to life in your community for an online magazine-format weblog. You will have steady opportunities to identify and produce your own stories, conduct interviews, and enhance your work through multimedia, including photography and short video. No prior experience in media production is necessary. You will also work collaboratively to provide feedback to colleagues as well as analyze the productions of a number of today’s top news, sports, and feature journalists. In addition to sharing your perspective on the world through the course e-magazine, your work will form the basis of a digital portfolio of writing and multimedia.
(Based on National Standards for the English Language Arts)
VHS courses follow an academic calendar and run for 15 weeks:
Sept 5th - Dec 18th, 2018 (15 wks)
January 23rd - May 7th 2019, (15 wks)
Online resources. Software needed includes Adobe Reader, Flash Player 8 or higher, Windows Media Player, QuickTime or other media player. Windows Movie Maker or Apple iMovie would be helpful; online alternatives are available. Links to online readings and other resources will be provided. Students would also benefit by access to a still or video digital camera, plug-in microphone for a computer, or MP3 recorder.
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