RHS Digital Media and Communication Department

Faculty

Mr. David Cable-Murphy (Department Head)

Ms. Mal Lannin-Cotton

GRADE 9GRADE 10GRADE 11GRADE 1
Digital Media Production

Digital Media Production II

Journalism

Digital Media Production

Digital Media Production II

Journalism

Public Speaking

 

Digital Media Production

Digital Media Production II

Journalism

Public Speaking

 

Digital Media Production

Digital Media Production II

Journalism

Public Speaking

 

DIGITAL MEDIA PRODUCTION (½ Credit) (Grades 9 – 12)

Students will learn the basics of audio and video recording and editing through both discussion of theory and hands-on practice.  Digital file management, compression and distribution will be taught. Students will generate original works, including video clips and audio pod casts, and post them to the web. Intellectual property rights as they relate to media production will be discussed.  Students will have at least three video clips to post to their electronic portfolios by the end of the course. Students will assist in the recording and production of school and town events outside of class time.

DIGITAL MEDIA PRODUCTION II (½ Credit) (Grades 9 - 12)

This course will pick up where Intro to Digital Media Production leaves off, shifting to longer-format and more sophisticated field production, including multiple-camera remote shoots. Students will also learn the basics of audio and video studio production and operation.  Several studio productions will be staged, some in collaboration with other academic departments (English and Music in particular). Students will assist in the recording and production of school and town events outside of class time.  (Pre-requisite:  Digital Media Production).

JOURNALISM (½ Credit) (Grades 9 - 12)

Journalism is designed to teach students how to write for the school newspaper and website. Students will gain a deeper understanding of the process of gathering, writing, and editing news and features. Students will be required to do research, interview members of the school community and write and revise copy on a regular basis. Grammar will be reviewed and the elements of journalistic writing will be studied. Computer publishing software, digital photography and copy editing programs will be utilized in the class, and students will shoot and edit video reporter packages. Students will also research and study contemporary issues related to the media and its influence in our society.   Students may enroll in the course for one semester (1/2 credit) or both semesters (1 credit).

PUBLIC SPEAKING (½ Credit) (Grades 10-12)

This class is an introduction to public speaking and communication.  Students will write and deliver a number of in-class presentations that will provide them the opportunity to develop and improve their public speaking skills.  These presentations will be varied in both content and format, ranging from 1 minute introductions to 3 minute persuasive speeches. Students will also view, analyze, and discuss professionally-written and delivered speeches in order to improve their own work.  The ability to speak effectively before large and small groups is critical to success in college and in any professional occupation.

The Veritas

The Veritas is the school newspaper. Staff is made up of students who take Journalism as an elective and also students who contribute stories or photos as an extracurricular activity

The Veritas Staff distributes the newspapers in classrooms and in the lunchroom on publication day.

Above are seniors Matty O’Brien and Mark Shields, ace reporters.

Access our website by going to rhsveritas.wordpress.com.

Journalism students can also learn the elements of Broadcast Journalism including: Script writing, Interviewing on camera, Anchoring a news broadcast, Controlling Sound and Video in the control room and Using the video cameras in studio and outside. Veritas Broadcasts are found on our website and on YouTube.

Here’s a broadcast from Nov. 2016 and June 2016.

 

Each year the Veritas print and web editions are entered into the New England Scholastic Press Association’s Publication Contests.  

Last year our paper received the Highest Achievement Award in Scholastic Publishing for the print and web editions of the Veritas.

Two of our students also received individual Special Achievement Awards:

Maddie Gear and Joseph Taft: You can find their work on our website by clicking on their names.

All students are welcome to work on the Veritas Print, Web or Broadcast editions.

Students in grades 9-12 can take Journalism as an elective class for one semester (½ credit) or for a full year (1 credit).

Students can work on the Veritas in Independent Study setting, or as an extracurricular club.

Students can apply to be editors of the paper and/or website.

For more information contact Guidance Staff, a Veritas reporter or Mr. Cable-Murphy and Mrs. Lannin-Cotton, Journalism instructors.

 

 

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