Journalism I

Explore a career in journalism and learn how to write a news story, a feature story, and an editorial. Throughout this course, you will learn best practices for conducting research and interviews, analyzing the reliability of sources, and self-editing.

Major Concepts:

  • The first amendment of the U.S. Constitution
  • Freedom of press
  • History of American journalism
  • First amendment issues
  • Advancements in technology
  • Types of news mediums
  • Characteristics of a journalist
  • Gatekeepers of journalism
  • Different types of journalist
  • Careers in journalism
  • How to conduct research
  • Analyzing the reliability of sources
  • Informative news reporting
  • The inverted pyramid and writing a lead
  • Elements of strong writing (grammar)
  • Interviewing a source
  • Formal vs. informal writing
  • Revision process and self-editing
  • Feature story writing (narrative writing)
  • Code of ethics
  • Making ethical decisions in news reporting
  • Slander and libel
  • Narrative writing techniques
  • Using images and technology to enhance writing
  • Ethical sharing of images
  • Using details and anecdotes to tell a story
  • Writing effective conclusions
  • Revision process and self-editing
  • Giving a strong presentation
  • Argument techniques and appeals
  • Pathos, ethos, and logos
  • How to recognize propaganda
  • Editorial story writing (argument writing)
  • Claim and counterclaim
  • Listening and speaking skills
  • Evaluating a speech for effectiveness
  • Identifying credible sources
  • Writing a rebuttal
  • Varying syntax
  • Revision process and self-editing
S.No. Program Name Fee Component Amount (USD) Description
1. Regular Course Fee $ 400 To be paid by the student at the time of Registration.

Grade Level

  Grade 9, 10, 11, 12

Duration

  Annual

Requirements

None

Prerequisites

Language Arts 3 recommended

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