Journalism 1, 2, and 3

Journalism 1, 2, and 3 is a combination class in which all levels of Journalism students interact. To see what we do, please visit us at www.kaleoonakoa.org.

Course catalog text

Journalism 1: This year-long beginning course teaches the fundamentals of writing, research, and journalism. Throughout the year, students will produce the school’s newspaper, Ka Leo O Nā Koa, and the student news Web site. Students learn interview and research skills, write in various journalistic styles, and use basic digital photography. This course offers basic training in layout, design, editing, headline and caption writing, online journalism, and desktop publishing. Students will study journalism issues such as libel, right to privacy, and ethics. In addition to class time spent working on stories, assignments will also be given that involve coverage outside of class/school hours and/or coverage at off-campus locations. Students are expected to provide their own transportation to and from these events. Meeting deadlines is an essential component. A strong foundation in writing and consistent attendance is desired. Required for a Literary Arts Endorsement. Prerequisite: Sophomore, junior, or senior standing.

Journalism 2: In this follow-up course to Journalism I, students build on skills developed in Journalism I and assume leadership roles as section editors. Section editors are responsible for organizing and overseeing each newspaper issue, editing and laying out pages, and supervising their staffs. Students will study newspaper design, research current issues, investigate journalism careers, and manage and contribute to the student news Web site. Students are expected to take on more assignments than Journalism I students and are ultimately responsible for the Web site and deadlines of the student-produced school newspaper. This class requires additional lab hours on deadline. Required for a Literary Arts Endorsement.  Prerequisite: Journalism I or Teacher Consent.

Journalism 3: In this follow-up course to Journalism II, students revisit skills developed in Journalism I and II and may assume the leadership role of editor-in-chief. Editors-in-chief are expected to take responsibility for both Journalism I and Journalism II students and are ultimately responsible for the deadlines of the student-produced school newspaper. They will also be responsible for editing pages and Web stories, fact checking, and managing the online newspaper. Students will be challenged to produce an investigative package for either the print or online edition of the paper. Journalism III students are expected to model exemplary staff behaviors and work ethic. This class requires additional lab hours on deadline.  Prerequisite: Journalism II and Teacher Consent.

Course Open Disclosures

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