Journalism students learn to communicate
By Karina Ramirez and Karen Salazar
Journalism is a way to share the news with our community. It is also an Expeditions course where students talk about current events that are happening and do professional writing such as articles that contribute to the community at Everest Public High School.
Journalism students learn useful things like writing structure and grammar; they also complete hands-on activities and improve their ability to create great content.
Celebration of Learning is an event after school where parents and students go to view the work that students did during Expeditions. The Journalism class showed a playlist of student-created videos and set up stations for visitors to view the student-produced website.
See below for a video about this course:
Note: Journalism became part of the Expeditions course offerings in the 2016-17 school year. For the 2017-18 school year, there were three journalism courses offered: Journalism, Advanced Journalism and Multimedia Journalism.
For the 2018-19 school year, all introductory students (anyone who has not previously taken a journalism course at Summit Public Schools) will be enrolled in a new course called Multimedia Political Journalism. As in school year 2016-17, the first round of Expeditions will focus heavily on political coverage in advance of the November elections. The subsequent three rounds will continue to include current event discussion, but the journalism production work will shift to additional student-selected topics.
Here’s a look at the 2017-18 Multimedia Journalism class at Rainier (video produced by Cecelia Carrillo):
Here’s a look at the 2017-18 Journalism and Advanced Journalism courses at Rainier (video produced by Nicolas Medina):