Newscast is a course that provides instruction in news reporting and editing for both on-air video broadcast and print media. Students refine their analytical reading, expository writing and oral communication skills and are provided with experiences that may form the basis for a future college major in communications. Students prepare and present newscasts and enterprise reports in a broadcast environment. Reporting, writing news copy, sound, and digital video editing and presentation design are among the topics covered. In addition, the historical and contemporary practices of broadcast journalism in society, with emphasis on methods, writing, announcing and ethics are studied. The importance of researching information and fact-finding are stressed throughout the course. Much of the course is project-based, as students apply their knowledge producing regular news segments to be broadcast for the school and to outside audiences.