Do you want to join the Messenger or MHSNews? Good call! Journalism provides a niche for you to excel, teaches you the power of the free press, forges great peer and self-editing skills, allows you to get close with all kinds of students, helps you grow more assertive, gives you a whole slew of cool opportunities, and looks great on college applications. As a student journalist, you get to know the story before it’s even the story! If you would like to become a member of the Messenger staff, you must first take a prerequisite source, either Journalism Writing & Reporting or Design & Desktop Publishing. Starting the following semester, you may enroll in News Production (The Messenger.)
If you would like to become a member of the MHSNews staff, sign up for Digital Media Production. Start reporting with us! Please email Emily Jorgensen, [email protected], if you have any additional questions! We look forward to seeing you on staff!
American needs journalists and the MHS journalism program needs you. As a student journalist you will find a niche to excel, learn the power of the written word, refine editing skills, express yourself, learn business skills, take on leadership roles, work with a team, become more assertive, understand global media and likely earn a higher score on your ACT. Journalism matters. Join today by enrolling in one of the prerequisite courses. If you are interested in photography and design, take Visual Journalism (PF010S). If you are interested in writing and reporting, take Journalism Writing & Reporting (LA052S). If you are interested in videography and podcasts, take Introduction to Digital Media Production (SP017S/SP018S). Once you have successfully completed your prerequisite course, you can then enroll in one of the production courses: News Production, Yearbook Production or Digital Media Production.