Media Journalism course

This fall I will be teaching a Media Journalism full-credit course through RCOA and I’m excited about the possibilities. It is a F2F class, meaning I will meet with students in a class setting twice a month as we work through journalism and design lessons, have hands-on training from professionals in the field and create our own newspaper. This course is for students who enjoy in-depth writing, discovering their world through various forms of visual storytelling, and working within a team to produce a newsworthy product.

In this course, we will explore:
-Journalism ethics
-The art of asking questions
-Telling a visual story (photography, graphics and video media)
-Facts vs opinions
-Perspectives: how world-view and faith affect the story
-Design and layout
-Creating a final product

Our goal is to use the Media Journalism course as a springboard for creating a student-based ‘newspaper’ for the RCOA and greater homeschool community. As this is our first adventure into this field, the final product will have much to do with the students themselves and collaboration is both expected and encouraged.

If you have any questions or are interested, please contact me: wordgypsy@gmail.com or go to the Regent Christian Online Academy website at regentonline.ca.

Happy writing,
Angela.

“To look at the paper is to raise a seashell to one’s ear and to be overwhelmed by the roar of humanity.” Alain de Botton

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By Angela Cragg

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