Journalism I

Course Description
"This course is for students who see themselves eventually becoming part of the advanced journalism course (Journalism II), which is responsible for producing the high school newspaper. Students who complete this course are not automatically eligible to take Journalism II. Journalism I introduces students to the role newspapers play in a free society and First Amendment issues. Units covering interviewing, lead writing, straight news writing, feature writing, and sports writing are introduced. Proofreading and copy-editing skills are emphasized. Some articles produced by Journalism I students may be published in the school newspaper. Students learn the fundamentals of newspaper layout and design."

--from Portage Public Schools "Program of Studies," p. 25



Journalism I