If you’re into writing or designing, there’s a place for you. Want to be a sports reporter or a movie critic? There’s a place for you. If you’re into photography or videography, want to work on the website or in business advertising, there’s a place for you. Like Twitter and Snapchat? We even have jobs for that. Learn skills that matter now and help later.

Be a part of the Pattonville journalism staff. We offer three publication courses (newspaper, yearbook, sports) and two introduction classes (Introduction to Journalism and Photojournalism).

If you want to join one of the staffs, apply now online.

Need to learn more about the course offerings? See Mr. Heyman in B110 or check them out below:

journalism-class-promotion-posterEcho Yearbook (10-12)

This class will be accountable for publication of the student-run yearbook and will maintain the journalism website (PattonvilleTODAY.com). Students will be responsible for the writing, photography, design, business and publicity for the yearbook and website. Outside class assignments will be required. Interested students should apply in January for the following school year. PREREQUISITE: Introduction to Journalism, Photojournalism, or application and teacher approval.

Pirate Press Newspaper (10-12)

This class will be accountable for publication of the student-run newspaper and will maintain the journalism website (PattonvilleTODAY.com). Students will be responsible for the writing, photography, design, business and publicity for the newspaper and website. Outside class assignments will be required. PREREQUISITE: Introduction to Journalism, Photojournalism, or application and teacher approval.

pirates-sports-net-promo-posterPirates Sports Network (10-12)

Students in Pirates Sports Network (Sports Journalism) will learn the art of sports storytelling by going behind the player stats and game scores and will broadcast livestreamed events. This production-centric course will provide students with a front-row seat to school athletics. Outside class assignments will be required. PREREQUISITE: Introduction to Journalism, Photojournalism, or application and teacher approval.

No application needed to join the following semester-long classes

Introduction to Journalism (9-12)

Introduction to Journalism introduces students to the idea of what news is, how story ideas are generated and the fundamentals of print journalism. This class will be accountable for maintaining the journalism website (PattonvilleTODAY.com) and assignments might be used in the student-run newspaper or yearbook. Emphasis is on writing and editing news, features, editorials, sports and reviews. Studies also include libel, ethics, layout, and photography. Outside class assignments will be required. PREREQUISITE: None

Photojournalism (9-12)

Photojournalism will focus on telling stories using cameras and computers. Students will work as photographers and will learn how to write captions, compose photo essays, to use digital editing software, the history and significance of photojournalism and media law and ethics. Assignments will be geared toward publication in one of the school media outlets (newspaper, yearbook, online). Outside class assignments will be required. Students must have access to a camera. PREREQUISITE: None

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