The Art of Journalism and the School Newspaper
Course Description: The Art of Journalism and the School Newspaper Spring 2013 course will introduce students to the role and craft of a reporter, and facilitate the creation of an AISN bimonthly newspaper. Students will learn how to write in a journalistic style using clear and concise language. Topics covered will include objectivity, newsworthiness, the five W’s, the news lead, journalistic ethics, such as libel, slander, and plagiarism, and the various types of stories published, including feature articles and editorials. After reviewing these concepts, students will organize into their own news team with distinct roles and beats. The AISN newspaper will aim to publish on a bimonthly basis, with the additional goal that at the end of the course students will establish the paper as a club to ensure it continues into the future.