Journalism (Advanced)

Course Description:

Advanced Journalism is designed for students who took the Journalism course through Michigan Virtual and would like to extend their knowledge of journalism concepts by exploring different mediums, like design and broadcasting, and delving deeper into concepts introduced before, such as investigative reporting and in-depth feature writing.

Your first task is to explore what it takes to contribute successfully to a news outlet, whether it be print or broadcasting. Then you will learn about design concepts and design your own website, which will serve as a portfolio for your work. Then we will explore other avenues of journalism, such as opinion writing, broadcasting, investigative reporting, in-depth features, and alternative story forms. For each of these unit assignments, you will have the opportunity to edit and be edited by your classmates as if you were writing for a professional publication. We will also discuss as a class current events articles of your choosing so that we can stay in touch with the world and learn to critically think about the source and information provided, so you will become a more informed news consumer.

Course Details:

Course Title (District): Journalism (Advanced)
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 : http://media.mivu.org/mivhs/alignchart/ELA/Advanced_Journalism_CourseAlignment_Sept_2016.pdf
Academic Terms : Accelerated, Semester, Trimester
NCES SCED Code :
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 : https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSesq-7lqJjVBrRuwflE8db22egnhPXuu9DZ_wNmhplsVoor5A/viewform
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:

Students will further develop the reporting and writing skills they learned in the introductory Journalism course through units on opinion writing, investigative reporting and in-depth feature writing. They will also look at the elements of design and its effect on the delivery of a message as well as explore different mediums, such as broadcasting and podcasting.

INACOL Online Course Quality Standards


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Review Conducted By : Quality Matters
Date of Review : 06/15/2017
Notes: Date recognized by QM 6/15/17 (amendment) Original review date prior to amendment was 4/19/17

  • Unit 1: What It Takes
  • Unit 2: Elements of Design
  • Unit 3: Opinion Writing
  • Unit 4: Broadcast Journalism
  • Unit 5: Investigative Reporting
  • Unit 6: Advanced Feature Writing
  • Unit 7: Alternative Story Forms
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.