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There are six media courses offered at HHS:IMG_0588

Introduction to Media-Blended

Do you have an interest in working as a reporter for ESPN, Buzzfeed, the Chicago Tribune, Rolling Stone, or Bleacher Report? In this course, students will explore aspects of newspapers, magazines, and online media while they write, interview, edit, and design publications, and apply media law and ethics. Students in the course will also have the opportunity to have their work published in Huntley High School’s award-winning newspaper (The Voice) and website (huntleyvoice.com). Prerequisite: None. 1 Credit, Fulfills: ENG, ELC. Open: 9, 10, 11, 12
 
News Media Production: Newspaper
 
In this course, students learn and develop reporting, writing, design, photography, business, video production, web design, and management skills in the production of the school’s award-winning print newspaper, The Voice, and its online counterpart, huntleyvoice.com. Students will gain practical experience in the elements and processes of producing a student newspaper and website, including current industry-standard desktop publishing, web design, and video editing software. Lessons will be offered throughout the year to improve student skills. With instructor approval, this course may be repeated for credit.  Prerequisite: Introduction to Media-Blended or application/instructor approval. 1 Credit, Fulfills: ENG, ELC. Open: 9, 10, 11, 12
 
News Media Production: Newspaper (Honors)
 
Editors of the print newspaper, The Voice, and its counterpart, huntleyvoice.com are eligible to enroll in this advanced news media and leadership course in which students are expected to demonstrate expertise in a variety of journalistic disciplines including reporting, writing, design, photography, business, video production, and web design.  Students will make content decisions, manage staff deadlines, mentor staff members, and will learn a variety of organizational and management techniques to assist them in working with staff. Prerequisite: Completion of the application process and appointment to an editor’s position.  1 Credit, Fulfills: ENG, ELC. Open: 9, 10, 11, 12
 
News Media Production: Yearbook
 
In this course, students learn and develop reporting, writing, design, photography, business, desktop publishing, and management skills in the production of the school’s award-winning yearbook, Chieftain. Students will gain practical experience in the elements and processes of producing a student yearbook and are exposed to the latest in theme development, page design, copy writing, and current industry-standard desktop publishing skills. In addition, staff members will contribute to the news media website, huntleyvoice.com, and learn web design and video editing skills. Prerequisite: Introduction to Media-Blended or instructor approval. 1 Credit, Fulfills: ENG, ELC. Open: 9, 10, 11, 12
 
News Media Production: Yearbook (Honors)
 
Editors of the school yearbook are eligible to enroll in this advanced publications and leadership course in which students are expected to demonstrate expertise in a variety of journalistic disciplines including reporting, writing, copy-editing, layout, design, and photography. Students will make content decisions, manage staff deadlines, mentor staff members, and will learn a variety of organizational and management techniques to assist them in working with staff members. Prerequisite: Completion of the application process and appointment to an editor’s position. 1 Credit, Fulfills: ENG, ELC. Open: 9, 10, 11, 12
Television Production:

Students enrolled in Television Production will produce programs that are broadcast for the entire school. In this course, students will be responsible for researching, writing, shooting, and editing segments for the program which will highlight HHS activities and school-related issues, as well as those occurring in the broader community. The course will stress the development of the following studio and field production skills: project planning, scripting, camera operation, composition, editing, sound recording, lighting, crewing, reporting, anchoring, programming, and production management. Participating students will play a crucial role in promoting positive dialogue and fostering school spirit in a highly visible and exciting course through mass media. Because the class requires numerous professional-level productions to be executed under strict deadlines, hours outside the normal school day will be required. 1 Credit, Fulfills: ENG, ELC. Open: 9, 10, 11, 12