Hogentogler, Mrs. Lucinda

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Room 165 is home to five different classes: Journalism I, Journalism II, Media Literacy, ​Writing for Publication and Children's Literature. It is also the newsroom for The Prowler, Central's student newspaper, and POP, the Prowler Online Publication, and On the Prowl, the entertainment magazine


The Prowler

Journalism I  is a one-credit course designed to teach students the basics of journalistic writing, reporting, editing, and news design. In this class, beginning journalists will learn feature, news, opinion and sports writing, as well as headline and cutline writing and social media reporting.  Through visits from working reporters and editors, the students will recognize the changing landscape of today's journalism.
     As well, students in Journalism 1 contribute content to the three student publications: The Prowler, the student newspaper; On the Prowl, the entertainment magazine, and POP, the Prowler Online Publication.

 Course content:
Interviewing and reporting
AP style, grammar, usage
Feature, news, opinion, and sports writing
Layout and design
Student rights and responsibilities
Landmark Supreme Court Cases for student speech
Current trends in journalism

Upcoming assignments:
RAFT Column due Friday, January 9, 2015
Final exam: January 25, 2015

Journalism II is an advanced class for those students who have successfully completed Journalism I and wish to continue in the role of section editors. After writing a letter of intent  for their desired positions, prospective editors undergo an interview and take on the role the next semester.  Their responsibilities include championing their beat in both the online and hard copy news sources; creating, designing, and  their pages; teaching a lesson in their    area of expertise, and serving as a mentor for one or several Journalism I students. 

Upcoming assignments:

 January 6, 2015 :Brainstorming Prowler #3
Final stories due: January 20, 2015