Journalism (Advanced)

Advanced Journalism is designed for students who took the Journalism course through Michigan Virtual and would like to extend their knowledge of journalism concepts by exploring different mediums, like design and broadcasting, and delving deeper into concepts introduced before, such as investigative reporting and in-depth feature writing. Your first task is to explore what it takes to contribute successfully to a news outlet, whether it be print or broadcasting. Then you will learn about design concepts and design your own website, which will serve as a portfolio for your work. Then we will explore other avenues of journalism, such as opinion writing, broadcasting, investigative reporting, in-depth features, and alternative story forms. For each of these unit assignments, you will have the opportunity to edit and be edited by your classmates as if you were writing for a professional publication. We will also discuss as a class current events articles of your choosing so that we can stay in touch with the world and learn to critically think about the source and information provided, so you will become a more informed news consumer.

Terms Offered

(21-22) Semester 1

NCAA Approved?



Common Core State Standards-ELA

Limited Course Capacity

We’re sorry to inform you that we have reached capacity for several of our Semester 1 and Trimester 1 courses. You’ll notice when attempting to enroll students in our Student Learning Portal that some courses are unavailable. While we are no longer accepting new enrollments for these courses at this time, many courses continue to remain open for enrollment.

With many students across the state 100% remote, demand for our online courses is greater than ever before. Because every course we offer is taught by a Michigan-certified teacher, this high volume of enrollments has created capacity issues for our teachers who provide each and every student with individual feedback.

While the Michigan Virtual team anticipated and planned for significant increases in student enrollments this Fall, the increased demand we’ve experienced has been unprecedented. As a result, we are taking steps to hire even more part-and full-time teachers to support larger numbers of student enrollments for Semester 2 as well as for Trimester 2 and 3. 

For schools that still need online learning options this year, please fill out the form at the bottom of our virtual pathways page to meet with someone to discuss other solutions. While some of our teacher-led courses are full, we may still have the capacity to help you in upcoming terms or can discuss timing to implement a whole-school or collaborative program in which local teachers from your school/district use our online course content to teach students. We also have free course content and resources available for you to use.

We know this is an incredibly stressful time for all, and we’re sorry if the courses you’re looking for are unavailable. We never want to turn away a student who wants to learn from us. Our top concern, however, is student success, and we have a policy to not take on additional enrollments if we cannot guarantee that all students will have a quality online learning experience. 

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate the unusually high volume of enrollments we are receiving.