• Journalism

  • About the Journalism Pathway

    "Knowledge is power! The English/Journalism pathway includes workers who research, write or produce news stories or broadcasts, and present points of view on current issues. Broadcast and sound technicians install, test, repair, set up, and operate the electronic equipment used to record and transmit radio and television programs, cable programs and motion pictures. The English/Journalism pathway also includes people who enjoy researching and delivering well-constructed arguments to persuade others. Lawyers, lobbyists, investigative reporters, and philosophy professors use researching, fact-finding, and debate skills in their careers. If you are interested in gathering and sharing information, then English/Journalism pathway may be right for you."

     

    -excerpt from the 2020-21 FBISD High School Course Selection Guide

     

  • Campus-Level Courses

     

    Journalism
    Offered in: 9–12 • Prerequisites: None
    Description: Students enrolled in Journalism write in a variety of forms for a variety of audiences and purposes. High school students enrolled in this course are expected to plan, draft, and complete written compositions on a regular basis, carefully examining their papers for clarity, engaging language, and the correct use of the conventions and mechanics of written English. In Journalism, students are expected to write in a variety of forms and for a variety of audiences and purposes. Students will become analytical consumers of media and technology to enhance their communication skills. Students enrolled in Journalism will learn journalistic traditions, research self-selected topics, write journalistic texts, and learn the principles of publishing.

     

    Photojournalism
    Offered in: 9–12 • Prerequisites: 35mm SLR camera (or DSLR camera)

    Description: Students enrolled in Photojournalism communicate in a variety of forms for a variety of audiences and purposes. High school students are expected to plan, interpret, and critique visual representation, carefully examining their product for publication. Students will become analytical consumers of media and technology to enhance their communication skills. High school students will study the laws and ethical considerations that impact photography. Students enrolled in this course will refine and enhance their journalistic skills and plan, prepare, and produce photographs for a journalistic publication, whether print, digital, or online media. (estimated cost—$100).

     

    Advanced Journalism: Newspaper I, II, III
    Offered in: 9–12 • Prerequisites: Journalism I or Photojournalism and teacher recommendation

    Description: Students enrolled in Advanced Journalism: Newspaper I, II, III will communicate in a variety of forms such as print, digital, or online media for a variety of audiences and purposes. High school students are expected to plan, draft, and complete written and/or visual communications on a regular basis, carefully examining their copy for clarity, engaging language, and the correct use of the conventions and mechanics of written English. In Advanced Journalism: Newspaper I, II, III students are expected to become analytical consumers of media and technology to enhance their communication skills. In addition, students will apply journalistic ethics and standards. Students enrolled in Advanced Journalism: Newspaper I, II, III will refine and enhance their journalistic skills, research self-selected topics, and plan, organize, and prepare a project(s) in one or more forms of media.

     

    Advanced Journalism: Yearbook Production I, II, III
    Offered in: 9–12 • Prerequisites: Journalism I or Photojournalism and teacher recommendation

    Description: Students enrolled in Advanced Journalism: Yearbook I, II, III will communicate in a variety of forms such as print, digital, or online media for a variety of audiences and purposes. High school students are expected to plan, draft, and complete written and/or visual communications on a regular basis, carefully examining their copy for clarity, engaging language, and the correct use of the conventions and mechanics of written English. In Advanced Journalism: Yearbook I, II, III students are expected to become analytical consumers of media and technology to enhance their communication skills. In addition, students will apply journalistic ethics and standards. Students enrolled in Advanced Journalism: Yearbook I, II, III will refine and enhance their journalistic skills, research self-selected topics, and plan, organize, and prepare a project(s) in one or more forms of media.

     

    Advanced Broadcast Journalism I, II, III
    Offered in: 9–12 • Prerequisites: Journalism I

    Description: High school students enrolled in this course will apply and use their journalistic skills for a variety of purposes. Students will learn the laws and ethical considerations that affect broadcast journalism; learn the role and function of broadcast journalism; critique and analyze the significance of visual representations; and learn to produce by creating a broadcast journalism product.

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  • All course information is as described in the 2020-21 High School Catalog.