Tuesday, Sep 2, 2014

Journalism is a production class in which students work together in a controlled, cooperative classroom setting to produce the Desert Howl newspaper. There are three levels of journalism: I,II, and III, combined in one class. Journalism III can be taken up to four times. Students wishing to enroll in journalism must have earned an A or a B in their most recent, completed English class, and it is strongly recommended that students meet and talk with me before signing up. Other issues that are paramount for success in journalism are: excellent attendance, the ability to meet deadlines, good communication skills, the desire to be a part of a team, and the confidence to learn and grow from constructive criticism.

The class is committed to publishing at least four newspapers each school year, but usually more papers are distributed. Students work very hard in journalism to create a high-quality newspaper that the whole student body can be proud of.