Journalism (Introduction)

Course Description:

The basics of journalism, including laws and ethics, freedom of the press and the principles of journalistic writing, are powerful tools. In the early 1970s, two Washington Post reporters uncovered a scandal known as Watergate and eventually a president was forced to resign. In this course, you’ll learn how to generate story ideas, conduct an interview and then put it all together as you write both news and sports stories. You’ll also be introduced to feature writing and editorials. You’ll be part of a team of students who will write articles for an online newspaper.

Course Details:

Course Title (District): Journalism (Introduction)
Course Title (NCES SCED) : Journalism
Course Provider : Whitehall District Schools
Content Provided By : Michigan Virtual
Online Instructor Provided By : Whitehall District Schools
Standards Addressed : CCSS, NCAA
Ailgnment Document :
Academic Terms : Accelerated, Semester, Trimester
Subject Area : Communications and Audio/Visual Technology
Course Identifier : Journalism
Course Level : (G) General or Regular
Available Credit : 0.5
Sequence : 1 of 1

How To Enroll:

Enrollment Website :
Email : [email protected]
Phone : (888) 889-2840

Students and Parents: It is important to work closely with your local school counselor or registrar to follow the school's enrollment procedures. By clicking the "Start Registration Request" button below, you will be able to notify the school of your interest in registering for the online course. However, it is the responsibility of the district or school to review the registration request and approve or deny the request. Please make a note to follow up with your school after submitting a registration request.

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Additional Course Information:

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The instructional focus of this course is in each of the core areas of writing, reporting, and production. Ethics and teamwork are integrated throughout the course to demonstrate how students can implement these vital concepts into concrete and established processes, such as reporting, writing, and production.

  • Reporting
  • Writing
  • Production
  • Ethics
  • Teamwork

Term Type Enrollment Opens Enrollment Ends Random Draw Date Enrollment Drop Date Course Starts Course Ends # of Seats Course Fee Potential Additional Costs
Semester 08/01/2020 10/15/2020 07/01/2020 08/31/2020 01/15/2021 35 $0.0000 0.0000
Drop Policy Completion Policy Term Type Enrollment Opens Enrollment Ends
Consult counselor Consult counselor Semester 08/01/2020 10/15/2020

Students can use chat, email or private message system within the course to access highly qualified teachers when they need instructor assistance.
This course requires access to YouTube for some resource materials.

Students must also have a camera to use for some articles they will write as part of the course. Even a smartphone camera would work in most cases. Students must also be prepared to work outside of school hours in some instances to report (attend events, interview people) on specific stories happening in your school or community.