• Journalism

  • Meet the Faculty

Deanna Martin
Yearbook

  • Journalism I

    Journalism I is an overview course of the journalism field in a classroom setting with Journalism Today textbook. In this course, students will learn about the history of American media, ethical and legal responsibilities of the media, deciding what is news, organizing a staff, interviewing, handling quotes fairly and accurately, writing news story leads, news stories, headlines, writing feature stories, sports stories and writing for the editorial page, in-depth reporting, writing for radio and television, design and layout, producing the yearbook, understanding and using public relations, handling finances: advertising and business, photography, and computers.


  • Newspaper

    The newspaper staff is selected from applications submitted to the Publications Department through an interview process. Journalism I is a desired prerequisite, but not required. This student-run class meets in the Press Room A2084 and functions as a business. The editor-in-chief runs the day to day operations, with each staff member doing their part in the making of the school newspaper, BluePrints. The student staff member is required to sell advertising to fund each issue, write news, editorial, sports, and feature stories, headlines, captions, layout and design, and photography. Research, beat reporting, interviewing, and working outside of class is required. This class is deadline driven and each deadline must be met.


  • Yearbook

    The yearbook staff is selected from applications submitted to the Publications Department through an interview process. This student-run class meets in the Press Workroom A2084 and functions as a business. The editor-in-chief runs the day to day operation, with section editors and staff members doing their part in the making of the school yearbook, Imprints. The staff member is required to work in class and outside of class to research, cover beats, and photograph events as they take place. The staff member is required to write stories, captions, and headlines with an emphasis on computer design. The class is deadline driven and each deadline must be met without exception or the staff will be penalized with fines.