TV Broadcast Journalism
The Mane Event
In this class, students work together to produce a twice-weekly, ten-minute news show, called “The Mane Event,” that is viewed by the entire school. Students rotate through different jobs, such as: producer, director, tech-director, audio engineer, camera operator, teleprompter and on-screen talent, to learn all aspects of television production. In addition, they will learn to edit news stories and opening sequences on non-linear computer systems.
Although practical skills are taught and assessed, this class also emphasizes leadership, teamwork, planning and public speaking, which are all very marketable in today's economy. While many students go on to film school and various journalism and communications programs, many others find work upon graduation in the growing fields of television and video production.
This class satisfies the visual arts requirement for graduation at San Juan Hills High School in the Capistrano Unified School District. It also meets the “F” requirement of the UC/CSU A-G course sequence.
In addition, if a student completes this course earning a grade of A or B, she can receive three (3) transferable credits from Saddleback College.