This class offers an introduction to the world of journalism, giving students a taste of what it feels like to track down a story, interview sources and document history through writing and broadcast. This class includes basic instruction in photography, design programs including Photoshop, InDesign, and Premiere, and a look into media law and journalism history. Students will have opportunities to have their work published in both the “Hi-Gusher” student newspaper and the EHS “Wildcat” Yearbook.
This class is open to all grades, but is required to move to Journalism II-IV.
El Dorado High School’s student newspaper, “The Hi-Gusher” focuses on student news, written and designed by student journalists. Journalism II students track stories from beginning to end, completing interviews, documenting the school year through photography and designing a visually appealing page that prints in the local paper, “The El Dorado News-Times” each Tuesday in the Newspapers in Education section.
El Dorado High School’s Wildcat Yearbook staff, students in Journalism III and IV, works throughout the year to create a beautiful yearbook for EHS students to capture the year’s high school moments. Through photography and page design, our goal is to create a product that all students can treasure for decades beyond high school.
The EHS Wildcat Yearbook also encourages community support through the sale of senior and business ads, which provide a permanent mark for congratulatory parents and encouraging business owners.