Media I is an introduction to the subject of scholastic journalism with an emphasis on learning and practicing the skills necessary for success in all school digital media and publications courses (newspaper, photojournalism, digital video and yearbook). This course is designed for students interested in any media-related field, including journalism, marketing, advertising, etc. Skill areas emphasized are: basic news writing for web and print publication; proper social media usage, including Twitter and Facebook; basic digital photography, including proper use of school-provided Nikon DSLR cameras; basic desktop and online publishing, using Yearbook Avenue, Adobe InDesign and the Gibbons website. Students will be expected to participate in covering extra-curricular activities and school related events. *See page 5 regarding HPE Deferment for Rising 9th grade students.