Video Technology and Industries Courses

EN 0028 Digital Media and Journalism

Grades 9, 10, 11, 12         1 credit
In today’s society we get our news through newspapers, magazines, television, radio, social media, podcasts and media sites that manage to incorporate several of these platforms all in one place. This course will help students create their own content for this multi-media age. Students will start by learning the fundamentals of creating a news story (picking intriguing story angles, conducting interviews and crafting compelling and error-free pieces of journalism). Students will then work with their classmates to produce their stories in a variety of ways, elevating written stories through the use of videography, photography and social media. Students will become adept at identifying trustworthy sources, peer-collaborating and working under deadline pressure. This course is open to any student who loves storytelling in variety of ways.