Students can participate in the exciting and ever-changing world of communications through New Visions: Journalism and Media Studies. Hosted at the Times Union, the class provides opportunities to observe and work with professionals in news writing, photography and production for print, electronic and broadcast journalism. The program also includes a full broadcast career exploration component at WMHT and offsite tours of radio stations, recording studios, Hearst Corp. headquarters in Manhattan and broadcast properties in Boston.
Students learn how digital technology is changing news gathering and dissemination by participating in interactive projects with new media technologies. Special projects will include blogging and covering photo and video assignments for Timesunion.com, including writing and shooting photographs for the High School Channel blog. New Visions: Journalism & Media Studies students also write, edit and publish their own student newspaper, The Legacy.
Honors academics and college credits, integrated with real-world work experience culminating in published work and a professional career portfolio all combine to give New Visions: Journalism & Media Studies students an edge in college applications, college study and career success.
(optional enrollment via New Visions)
“Robert Frost once said ‘to be a poet is a condition, not a profession.’ The same is true with journalism. It’s such a better alternative to sitting in school. Being a part of this program is like finding your niche in journalism.”
-K.C. Orcutt, Class of 2008, New Visions: Journalism & Media Studies and Guilderland H.S.
“I think it basically is a really good opportunity. It will help me decide what area of journalism I want to pursue and how I want to advance in the field.”
-Anita Vukovic Class of 2008, New Visions: Journalism & Media Studies and Guilderland H.S.