Journalism (1st Semester) 6th-12th $125
Recommended Grades: 6th-Adult
Duration: 50 minutes:1 - 12 week semesters / pay by the semester
Semester 1: Sept 8, 2020 - Nov 24, 2020
Time: 3:30 - 4:20pm
Location: Taylor Chapel United Methodist 10145 Maysville Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46835
Instructor: Jenn MacDonald (260) 485-8828 home email@example.com
Jennifer Rooks MacDonald on facebook https://www.facebook.com/jennifer.r.macdonald.3
Required Materials: access to a computer & ability to write complete sentences
- Access to a camera (or one in their phone) is helpful, but not required.
- Access to the internet is helpful, but not required
Desktop Publishing: Journalism (1st semester) & Yearbook (2nd semester)
This class is a fantastic precurser (but not required) for 2nd semester Yearbook. We will have a working journalism course, exposing students to what is allowed by law, ethics, and responsible journalism, as well as examples of the opposite using critical thinking. We will explore photojournalism, online news outlets, interviews, headlines, and more.
In class we will ask questions like 'What is truth? How do we effectively communicate it? What details are necessary or superfluous? How do we give context without over-emotionalizing or discrediting valid emotional responses? What is the place of entertainment, instruction, and underlying stories that need told within the context of journalism. With our politically charged environment respectful variety of thoughts and perspectives will be valued.
For homework students will be encouraged to interview and take pictures of Life Adventures classes, field trips, and events along with descriptive write-ups in preparation for 2nd semester's Yearbook course.
We will vote as a class if we should do a Life Adventures monthly paper newsletter or one online. Students will be encouraged, but not required to start a blog (with parental approval and limited readership) in preparation for possible exploration of careers in communication or journalism.
This class would count for 1 high school credit as either English or as an elective. As an added benefit, higher ACT and SAT scores can be a result of journalism courses rather than regular English classes.
TO REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS, YOU MUST PAY THE $25 NON-REFUNDABLE REGISTRATION FEE. The remainder ($100) is due the first day of class.
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