M/J Journalism 1   (#1006000)

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Course Standards

General Course Information and Notes

Version Description

The purpose of this course is to enable students to develop fundamental skills in the production of journalism across print, multimedia, web, and broadcast/radio platforms and to become aware of journalism history, careers, ethics use, and management techniques related to the production of journalistic media.  

General Notes

English Language Development ELD Standards Special Notes Section:

Teachers are required to provide listening, speaking, reading and writing instruction that allows English language learners (ELL) to communicate information, ideas and concepts for academic success in the content area of Language Arts. For the given level of English language proficiency and with visual, graphic, or interactive support, students will interact with grade level words, expressions, sentences and discourse to process or produce language necessary for academic success. The ELD standard should specify a relevant content area concept or topic of study chosen by curriculum developers and teachers which maximizes an ELL’s need for communication and social skills. To access an ELL supporting document which delineates performance definitions and descriptors, please click on the following link: https://cpalmsmediaprod.blob.core.windows.net/uploads/docs/standards/eld/la.pdf.

Version Requirements

The content should include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • demonstrating entry-level skills in telling stories and providing reports and choosing appropriate platforms/mediums of print, multimedia, online, and broadcast/radio
  • demonstrating fundamental skills in layout design, organization/management skills, and use of technology for the successful production of journalistic media
  • using fundamental research skills and networking formats collaboration amongst peers, especially during the drafting and practicing stages
  • demonstrating awareness of the varied careers within the multiple formats of 21st century journalism


      As well as any certification requirements listed on the course description, the following qualifications may also be acceptable for the course:

      Any field when certification reflects a bachelor or higher degree plus Reading Endorsement.

      General Information

      Course Number: 1006000
      Course Path:
      Abbreviated Title: M/J JOURN 1
      Course Length: Year (Y)
      Course Type: Elective Course
      Course Level: 2
      Course Status: Course Approved
      Grade Level(s): 6,7,8

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      One of these educator certification options is required to teach this course.

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