PattonvilleTODAY

Join the PattonvilleTODAY Staff!

Pattonville High School’s journalism program offers a variety of courses:

  • Intro 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.
  • Pirate Press- This class will be accountable for publication of the student-run newspaper (Pirate Press) 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.
  • ECHO Yearbook- This class will be accountable for publication of the student-run yearbook (Echo) 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.
  • Photojournalism- Focuses 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.

In order to participate in Pirate Press and ECHO Yearbook, you must take the semester long Intro to Journalism, or Photojournalism. To register, sign up in Powerschool or contact Dr. Boyd.

If you have any questions about any courses, please stop by room B110, or contact Dr. Boyd at [email protected].