Academy of Broadcasting/Journalism at Northside High
Broadcasting and Journalism
Students participate in a communication focused academy for Broadcasting and Journalism. This includes a radio station using student composed shows in an actual radio studio. The academy will prepare students for the post high school world of work in one of Louisiana’s ever-growing media industries or acceptance into a university’s journalism or communications school.
The academy is modeled after some of the finest journalism schools and university student media centers in the nation. The specialized curriculum provides students with hands-on learning using cutting edge, state-of-the-art equipment and technologies. Students will not only be taught scholastic journalism, theory and best practices; they will be given the unique opportunity to actually create and produce a journalistic product for use across a multitude of modern platforms and deliver a real world product for public consumption.
Expansion plans include a functional student media center with a video production studio and a social media publication, including: newspaper, yearbook, public radio station, a public low-powered TV/cable station, a video and film department, an Internet news platform and a motion picture department. This academy will provide students with experience and skills necessary for a future career in the field of Broadcasting and Journalism.