You must take both Publications I and Publications II
Students will learn basic journalism skills of interviewing, writing, publishing, and reporting news events at school.
They will learn how to publish a school newspaper and submit stories and pictures to the Daily World Paper for publication in the Campus News.
They will learn how to sell ads for the yearbook and work together as a team on distribution of yearbooks, school pictures, fund raisers, and other projects.
They will learn to create and update web pages, scan photos and enhance them digitally, use a digital camera, graphics tablet, and other computer hardware.
They will use DTP software to create databases, school newspaper, flyers, letters etc.
Skills and Qualities Needed:
Ability to interview people and take good notes
Ability to write correctly using the writing process
Basic keyboarding skills-type stories on the computer, save, and print
Reporter Mentality-want to know everything that's going on, who is involved, and when and where it happened.
Positive Attitude-" Why not!"- "We can do it!"- "I can do it Mr. Martel!"- "I'm willing to try."-"Anything is possible."
People Person-like to talk to people and interested in who they are and what they have to say.
Self Confidence- to approach people in business and make them feel that they should buy an ad to support our yearbook ( believe in yourself and in your school).
Sales Skills-believe in the product or service that you are selling and that its price is a bargain and that it's what they want.
Love to Work-not lazy, attend school regularly, do all work assigned without complaint, turn in work on time.
Bring a roll of film (400 speed) first grading period.
Bring black and red ink pens, pencil, loose leaf paper, and two pocket folder with clips daily.
Sell one page of ads in first grading period and more as determined by budget.
Participate fully in fund raisers. Sell candy, chips, hot links, sodas, nachos etc.
Turn in fund raiser money when it is due and meet publication deadlines.
Use class time for work first, then study or read.