High School English
13 and up
Students should have some previous writing instruction and be able to work independently.
The focus of this class will be on journalistic writing, but students also will be instructed on the various branches of the news media and the general communications field. This will include:
Article writing (online or print news)
History of journalism and Christian ethics in journalism
Analyzing and tracking current news topics
Editing and proofing
Copy writing (television, radio)
Photography as it relates to journalism with emphasis on content and what constitutes good visual coverage of a story
Opinion and editorial writing
Overview of the communications field, including broadcast journalism, social media, public relations, etc.
Students will write for ODA Insight, One Day Academy’s online blog. Reporting, writing, and photography are assigned as homework, with weekly progress and drafts graded for effort, writing quality, and timeliness. This class is considered an introduction to publishing and other media, so students will learn the importance of meeting deadlines and how to produce an article from start to finish in a timely manner.
Journalism Course Workbook by Susan Peisker: Purchase at ODA Bookstore
Telling the Truth: How to Revitalize Christian Journalism, by Marvin Olasky