Journalism Thinking about the future
Our journalism class helps students navigate their way through a complex world
Our journalism class teaches students how to find their a professional voice and navigate their way through unprecedented political, technological, and environmental change. Through hands-on and engaging lessons, students learn that good journalism requires thorough investigative techniques, credible sources and the ability to provide balanced analysis.
Learn how to speak with confidence
The class will cover:
- Practical communication skills (both written and verbal)
- Solid research and analytical skills
- Build confidence in presenting new ideas
- Cover different forms of media (blogging, news writing, interviewing, podcasting)
- Look at topics such as sports vs lifestyle journalism
- Discuss journalism ethics and standards
- Explore 'fake news'
- Work with young people from varied cultural backgrounds with a range of different perspectives
Our outcomes for this class are:
- Develop critical thinking, analytical and problem solving skills
- Improve verbal, written communication and research skills
- Interpret and apply complex information
- Start thinking about future academic and career options
Outcomes Critical Analysis
All our classes are designed to prepare students for the future.
We apply “critical thinking” techniques to all of our academic classes in order to enhance our students learning. Critical thinking is an important skill, not just for writing essays, but also for preparing for university/job interviews, as well as future life decisions. As media becomes an ever greater part of our daily life, the ability to disseminate, process and analyse information is an increasingly important skill.
Critical thinking helps us to:
- Determine the relevance of arguments and ideas.
- Recognise, build and appraise arguments.
- Identify inconsistencies in reasoning.
- Approach problems in a consistent and systematic way.
- Reflect on the justification of our own assumptions, beliefs and values