Cardinal TV - Cardinal Columns - Yearbook

We Are Cardinals

Cardinal TV - Cardinal Columns - Yearbook

We Are Cardinals

Cardinal TV - Cardinal Columns - Yearbook

We Are Cardinals

About

The Cardinal Columns newsmagazine and Cardinal TV (as well as WeAreCardinals.com and all associated social media accounts) are operated by students at Fond du Lac High School as part of the Print Journalism and Broadcast Journalism classes. Both are a full-year English credit available for sophomores, juniors and seniors and offer the chance to earn 3 College Credits through the UW-Oshkosh CAPP program.

Are you interested in . . .

  • Working with professional video production equipment (cameras, mics, Adobe Premiere video editing software, etc.)?
  • Expressing yourself through stories you find, create and publish?
  • Strengthening your writing skills?
  • Getting course credit for using your voice and helping others in the school be heard?
  • Spending more time in a broadcast studio, computer lab or office space than in a typical classroom?
  • Bonding with other creative, fun students to create media that matters?
  • Winning regional and national awards?
  • Practicing photography and graphic design skills for an actual publication?
  • Getting in front of the camera to engage students throughout the school?
  • Getting behind the camera to capture and edit creative footage?
  • Interviewing students and others throughout our community?
  • Taking field trips to journalism conferences and professional media outlets?

Give CAPP Print Journalism or CAPP Broadcast Journalism a try! If you take the class your sophomore or junior year, then you also qualify to take Print Journalism 2 or Broadcast Journalism 2 the next year, which allow you to operate as an editor or producer. These are fun, unique leadership positions in the school (that also happen to look great on a college application). To help decide which of the two classes may be the best fit for you, see the additional information, below:


CAPP Print Journalism

1-year Fondy English course focused on magazine and website production

  • Operate as a staff member/reporter for Cardinal Columns and website
  • Brainstorm, reporter and write stories of all types related to our school community
  • Strengthen and tighten writing for all professional needs
  • Educate yourself on laws related to your position as a student and a citizen
  • Practice photography and graphic design and magazine layout
  • Engage with the community and learn by doing rather than simply studying about how to communicate
  • Make use of the newsroom and media lounge connected to the classroom
  • Take advantage of the freedom to create media that matches your interests and is important for peers
  • Enter contests at the regional and national level (the Cardinal Columns has won numerous, top awards for the state, region and even nation)
  • Attend conferences and other field trips (we usually attend at least one in-state conference and possibly the national conference out-of-state every year)
  • Be part of a creative, accepting and powerful community! (we tend to have holiday parties and class T-shirts and generally bond as more of a club than a class.)

CAPP Broadcast Journalism

1-year Fondy English course focused on video and newscast production, both live and pre-recorded

  • Operate as a staff member/reporter for Cardinal TV
  • Brainstorm, record and edit videos of all types related to our school community
  • Work on your video recording and editing skills
  • Educate yourself on laws related to your position as a student and a citizen
  • Practice your communication skills both in front of and behind a video camera
  • Engage with the community and learn by doing rather than simply studying about how to communicate
  • Make use of a video-editing computer lab and full broadcast television studio in the building
  • Take advantage of the freedom to create media that matches your interests and is important for peers
  • Enter contests at the regional and national level
  • Attend conferences and other field trips (we usually attend at least one in-state conference and possibly the national conference out-of-state every year)
  • Be part of a creative, accepting and powerful community! (we tend to have holiday parties and class T-shirts and generally bond as more of a club than a class.)

For more information, you can email Mr. Smith at [email protected]dulac.k12.wi.us or find him in either Room 2610 or Room 1190. you can also ask your counselor for more information.