DeBusk Enrichment Center for Academically Talented Scholars


Class Time:

  • ​​MAJOR - 9:20-12:20 Daily

Class Overview:

The Journalism/Multimedia Major students are introduced to both traditional and multimedia journalism work by publishing the DECATS newspaper, producing the announcements and weekly slideshow and updating our information in a variety of social media platforms.  Students are trained in the fundamental principles and techniques of print journalism as well provided the opportunity to practice skills necessary to create a comprehensive presence in social media.  Through a combination of lecture, demonstration and hands-on production, students become writers, editors, producers, marketers and critics of their creative work.  They will have the opportunity to investigate stories, interview their peers and professionals in the Dallas area, and report back to the DECATS community.  Student generated slideshows and broadcasts will be featured in our community meetings.  The Journalism Majors are in the know and keep everyone on their toes.  Scheduled field trips and guest speakers enhance the journalists’ experience and introduce scholars to the rapidly-changing Journalism field.