Journalism is a year-long course that produces eight news magazines each year. The papers include themed issues like the April Fools’ edition, and the Senior Spotlight Edition. Journalism students learn the art of writing for a newspaper and using associated press (AP) style. They are also given a great introduction to layout and design using Adobe Photoshop and Indesign. The students in this class also sell and design the ads that pay for the printing. For their final project they write a proposal to create something in association with the Bigfork Eagle, the local newspaper.

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Journalism students holding their awards stand in front of presentation screen.

The Journalism students had fantastic time visiting the UM School of Journalism in Missoula on Journalism Day April 2024 and took home many honors for their entries. They participated in breakout sessions such as Journalism in the Age of AI, Podcasting, Conflict Photography, Anchor Time and The Art of the Interview.



Multiple award plaques lay on a table.

Journalism Teacher

Annmari Sikon
HS English