Digital Communications

  • Program Details:

    The Digital Communication instructional program prepares students to gather, process, and deliver news through a variety of print and online formats, including newspapers, magazines, journals, annual publications, weblogs (blogs), and other traditional and new media platforms. Students who successfully complete the Digital Communication program’s coherent sequence of instruction will develop an in-depth understanding of news writing and editing, reporting, photojournalism, page layout, media management, product distribution and delivery, and specialized equipment operation and maintenance. Digital Communication students will explore the history and societal and economic impact of the digital communication industry and will examine legal and ethical considerations and business best practices unique to digital communication and related industries. Throughout the Digital Communication instructional program, students learn and practice valuable skills using real-world computer hardware and news-gathering equipment as well as industry-standard image editing, graphic design, and page layout software to create professional-grade media products.

    Program Location:

    Desert Sunrise High School
    Maricopa High School

    Median Salary Range:

    $31,000 - $56,000

    Related Careers:

    Advertising Associate
    Advertising Copywriter
    Communications Specialist
    Content Editor, Contributing Writer
    Social Media Specialist
    Sports Editor
    Sports Writer
    Web Editor

    Student Organization/CTSO: 

    SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel. We provide educational programs, events and competitions that support career and technical education in the nation’s classrooms.


    Adobe Certified Associate - Print & Digital Media Publication, InDesign


    Arizona Interscholastic Press Association state conference at ASU's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism
    Attendees at the National Scholastic Press Association conference
    Publish the MHS annual yearbook
    Publish in Literary and Arts magazine featuring MHS student work

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