Broadcast Journalism classes prepare students for a future in film, television and journalism.  Students learn a variety of skills including newswriting, research and reporting, as well as technical aspects of production like videography, editing and sound recording.


Students work individually and in groups to create a newscast, The Mustang Morning News, which is broadcast live to the Mira Costa campus and later podcast on our website.


The show is a public forum for student expression, and staff members make all content and editorial decisions in accordance with the California education code and free speech law.


Students compete and place in national journalism competitions and conventions, and alumni of the program have continued their work at prestigious film and journalism schools.


Find out how to join the Mustang Morning News staff.


BJ 1-2 SYLLABUS AND ASSIGNMENTS 2011-12

BJ 3-8 SYLLABUS AND ASSIGNMENTS 2011-12

COURSES

Broadcast Journalism 1-2

An introduction to broadcast journalism, including newswriting, reporting, videography, editing, and live broadcast etiquette.  Students complete the year by producing live newscasts.


This class is open to 9th, 10th and 11th graders, and it satisfies the UC/CSU Visual Art requirement.


Broadcast Journalism 3-4, 5-6, 7-8

Intermediate and advanced classes allow students to produce increasingly challenging work for the Mustang Morning News and compete in national conventions.