Newspaper Honors is a production class focusing on learning and developing the skills necessary for the creation and publication of the online student newspaper, The Gibbons Globe. Individual initiative and personal responsibility will be stressed while students practice their journalism skills in a group-oriented, business-like environment in which teamwork and cooperation are essential for success. Skill areas emphasized are: writing for the various reporting styles, including opinion, news feature and review writing; optimizing social media use, including Twitter and Instagram; newspaper design using a WordPress based application; and selecting images and graphics to accompany articles. Students are evaluated on meeting their deadlines and editing the sections within their responsibility. Students may take this course in consecutive years, and students in their second and third years will be assigned leadership roles.