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Media Communications Elective

More information about the Media Communications elective

If you’re trying to figure out what electives to take, one that students highly recommend is Media Communications. There are two Media Communications classes, one taught by Ms. Stacey and one led by Mr. Smith. If you want to learn about Ms. Stacey’s class, there is another article in the Jackson Journal about it (don’t worry if you can’t find it; it will be up soon). Keep reading here if you want to know about Mr. Smith’s class.

Mr. Smith’s Media Communications elective is a relatively new course. The 2023-24 school year is the first year this class is taught. Students in Media Communications will:

  • Write articles for the Jackson Journal.
  • Record videos for the Jackson Podcast
  • Help update the school’s social media.
  • Learn to properly film videos and take photos, including lighting and camera angles.
  • Learn how to use the technology for recording videos and writing stories (microphones, cameras, soundboard, etc.)
  • Learn life skills (trust me, Mr. Smith will give you some constructive advice that will be useful to you throughout your whole life)

Seventh-grader Caroline French said she likes Media Communications because “You can explore, and you can make new friends.”

I like Media Communications because we’re allowed to be very independent and creative. I enjoy sharing stories with other students and exploring issues I care about. So whether you want to be in front of the camera, behind the camera, or writing stories, if you’re interested in journalism, social media, and podcasting, I recommend considering the Media Communications elective.


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