APPLICATION DEADLINE: Ongoing
In this dynamic series of classes, students work collaboratively to produce one of the most highly regarded, nationally award-winning high school newscasts in the country, The Mustang Morning News.
These classes take students far beyond traditional journalism courses by teaching them skills and processes that will prepare them for college and work in an evolving media landscape. These include newswriting and research, videography, sound recording, video editing, and live broadcast techniques. In addition, students use social media and web 2.0 tools to produce and publish original content.
Students receive AP credit during their Junior year in AP Seminar Broadcast Journalism.
The staff attend national conferences and conventions where they meet other journalism students and compete against some of the best schools in the nation.
Alumni of the program have continued to study journalism and film at prestigious schools like Annenberg School for Communication at USC, Northwestern, Emerson and Boston University, among others. Many former students are now working in the industry.
Broadcast Journalism also develops universal skills beneficial to any college major or career: Critical thinking, collaboration, problem-solving, creating projects on tight deadlines, public speaking, etc.
All classes satisfy the Visual Art requirement for UC/CSU college applications.
No experience is necessary, and students who will be FRESHMEN, SOPHOMORES or JUNIORS next year are eligible to apply. Students who wish to enroll must complete an application process.
For more information about the class or application process, see faculty adviser Mr. Hernandez in room 108.