ADV Journalism (Yearbook)

Course Description

This course is designed for students who want to participate in the production of the school yearbook, The Rattler, and learn general publishing skills. Students should expect to learn all phases of yearbook production and will be responsible for the development of the theme idea and completion of a certain number of assigned page layouts. Page layout assignments include: collecting and taking photographs, conducting interviews, writing captions and stories, organizing the information in to well-designed page layouts, meeting deadlines, and editing the pages for spelling errors and misinformation. Students learn skills that range from using computer software programs such as Adobe Photoshop to using equipment such as scanners and digital cameras. In addition, students will learn journalistic ethics and standards to provide fair and balance coverage. To ensure the success of our yearbook students will also learn organizational skill, time management and teamwork. Out of class time and after school time will be required.

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