JRN 809, Section 732
Three Credits

The value of scholastic journalism in the school curriculum is often underestimated. We know it’s important, and the students in our classes know it’s important, but  sometimes others are not convinced. One of the objectives of this class is to establish a framework for working with administrators, faculty, community and others for the benefit of the scholastic journalism in your own school and in Michigan.

In addition, the class will look at  historical perspectives of student media and the relationship between state and national standards, curriculum and classroom results. Other topics will be dealt with as they arise.

Students will work on a professional project throughout the semester. Weekly discussions and readings will be assigned.

Textbook: The Silencing of Student Voices, by David L. Hudson Jr. You may purchase this textbook at Amazon.com or download it for free at

Class starts Sept. 26 and ends Dec. 16. To register or for more information, please contact Cheryl Pell at [email protected] or call (517) 353-6761.

To register for this class, please follow these steps.

Rod Satterthwaite is the instructor for the course. Satterthwaite is the newspaper adviser at Dexter High School and has been teaching journalism for 18 years.

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