Photojournalism - First Quarter:
The main goal of the photojournalism I, II, and III courses is to produce Broad Run High School's yearbook, The Shield. Beginning students will learn interviewing, photography, online design, graphic design theory, and most importantly, time management skills in the process of creating our much-anticipated annual historic record of life at Broad Run. Returning students in photojournalism II and III make up the editorial staff and act as mentors to the new staff members while making important design, layout, and philosophical choices for the final publication. They check the work of their peers and keep up-to-date on important events that are happening at our school.
Being a staff member of The Shield comes with a demanding and often time-sensitive list of responsibilities. Staffers work hard to produce a high quality student publication that they can be proud of and "show-off" at the end of the year. These students get a good sense of what it is like in the "real world" of publishing and deal with all aspects of creating a memorable record that will be read, filed, and treasured by their peers in many cases for the rest of their lives.
Students of this course, along with creating the yearbook, will learn the following important skills and responsibilities over the course of the first nine weeks:
~ Spread Design
~ color usage
~ photography choices
~ student accountability
~ marketing to parents (senior ads)
~ student marketing
~ strategies and money management
~ "sneak-peak" session
~ online marketing
~ Student Pictures
~ organizational skills
Please see the assignments page for more information on what we are currently covering in class and any work/resources that are available.