Center for Journalism and Multimedia
A Career Academy
Students in the CJAM program master the fundamentals of multimedia reporting and writing. Their goal: to get published in our newspaper and on our website, the Spartan News Network, as well as in the yearbook, Alpha-Omega. Pride in their work and the ability to tell the stories of their communities are rewards that build strong, engaged citizens. The program won the 2016 Pacemaker award, the highest honor in scholastic journalism, for its print and website work and consistently wins numerous other national and state awards.
This program offers a sequence of courses in communications and technology, preparing students for further education and careers in multimedia journalism. Classes provide technical skill and hands-on learning. Students have the opportunity to become certified in Microsoft Word, Powerpoint and Excel as well as Adobe Premiere.
The program is led by teachers with real-world journalism experience. The emphasis is on learning by doing. Each year students update the SNN website daily, publish three print newspapers, learn how to promote their stories through social media and produce the school’s yearbook.
For more information about CJAM, email me Kathleen Tobin at firstname.lastname@example.org