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Introduction to Journalism

Introduction to Journalism

Course Number(s): L405311
Length: 1 Semester (2 Credits)
Prerequisits: None
Grade: 9-12

Students learn to research and narrow topics for writing articles for a publication. They will practice the writing skills necessary for an accurate, responsible and thoughtful publication. Students will be taught the essential skills related to gathering news, presenting the facts, and respecting the integrity of responsible journalism.

The changes in journalism throughout history will be covered as well as objective and subjective writing. Students will analyze journalistic publications such as the New York Times, the Pioneer Press, and the Star Tribune. The students will learn to evaluate different forms of media.