Grade: 10-12 Prerequisite: 21st Century Journalism, Computer Applications. Instructor approval is required.
Description: Student Publications is an elective course providing journalism experience in both newspaper and yearbook, though skills are applicable to all print and online media. Preparation of news stories, editorials, features, sports stories, advertising, layouts, copy, photography, and graphic elements are done by students who fill editorial and staff positions. Other topics include developing a production schedule, editorial chain, working as a team, utilizing composition principles, and embedding audio, video, or other content in print and digital formats. Students will use software such as Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, and online publishing software. The end products will be multi-media projects intended for public presentation. This course will require time outside of class, though students will have plenty of time for other extracurricular activities. Being in Student Publications comes with many perks and benefits as well as vocational experience.