Mary Ann Widman

Journalism I - Ninth Grade Campus
Yearbook Adviser - Senior Campus


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Journalism I: First Block - 9th Grade Campus
Conference Time:  Second Block
Adv Journalism Yearbook: Third Block
Adv Journalism Yearbook: Fourth Block
(936)273-8520 ~ Fax (936)273-8567

 Journalism Assignments

Current Events — Fridays

Introduction to Journalism I

Text-Ferguson, Donald L. and Patten, Jim. 1994. Journalism Today!

Course Topics:

The history of American media
The responsiblities of the media
Elements of news
News organizations and sources
News writing
Feature writing
Sports writing
Editorial writing
Entertainment writing
Business and advertising
Yearbook production
Broadcast journalism
Laws and ethics
Newspaper production


Grades for both Journalism I and Yearbook classes are based on total points. Every assignment will be given a point value. Your grade will be determined by the number of points you earn out of the number of possible points with Progress Reports every three weeks.


The Conroe Independent School District (District) as an equal opportunity educational provider and employer does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in educational programs or activities that it operates or in employment matters. The District is required by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as Board policy not to discriminate in such a manner.

For information about Title IX rights or Section 504/ADA rights, contact the Title IX Coordinator or the Section 504/ADA coordinator at 3205 W. Davis, Conroe, Texas 77304; (936) 709-7752.