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Introduction to Journalism

$250$485

Monday, October 28 – Friday, December 13, 2024

Monday, October 28 – Friday, December 13, 2024

Format

Fixed-Pace Course

Prerequisites

None

Credit

Middle

Introduction to Journalism is an engaging course that delves into the essentials of journalism and media literacy. The curriculum covers the foundational aspects of journalism including news writing, photojournalism, and the critical role of newspapers in a democratic society. Students will learn how to gather and organize information, understand media bias, and explore the various forms of journalism. Through individual and group projects, students will not only develop their writing and reporting skills but also appreciate the importance of the First Amendment and the ethical dimensions of journalism. This course prepares students to be informed media consumers and contributors, paving the way for future involvement in high school journalism programs and beyond.

Completion of this course requires regular access to a laptop or desktop computer with working microphone and webcam, as well as a reliable internet connection.

This Fixed-Paced course incorporates a blend of synchronous and asynchronous elements. Students and teacher meet live via zoom on a regular weekly schedule. In addition, students complete coursework including guided readings, interactive videos, text and video-based discussion threads, problem sets, individual and collaborative projects, and so on. While these activities are time-flexible, teachers sequence them with weekly deadlines to help students keep on track and encourage and support the development of productive time management skills.

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Subject Area

Division

Credit Type

Middle

Do you attend a CLI partner school?

Yes, No

Format

Fixed-Pace Course