Journalism & Digital Media

June 25-29, 2018 | 9 am to 3 pm « Back

In this course we will take a look at how new media helps shape the field of journalism. Students will be exposed to examples of how the immediacy of the digital age has changed the way we read and write about the news. Students will get the chance to develop their interviewing skills by asking each other questions and interviewing current high school students at SHC. We will take field trips to different spots around SHC so students can find inspiration to start their own reporting. This is a perfect course for students who want to develop their writing skills in a new and fun way. Students will be encouraged to add their reporting to a “class blog” by the end of the week.


  • $325 by the “Early Bird” deadline of April 19, 2018
  • $375 after April 19, 2018

Ages: Students entering 7th-9th grades in the fall of 2018

Lunch is included!


Instructor: Mike Knapp

Mike Knapp is a fifth-year English teacher at SHC. He is a Boston native who moved to San Francisco in 2010 to work for Facebook. Mr. Knapp always wanted to teach high school and earned a Master of Arts in teaching from the University of Southern California in 2013. Before arriving in San Francisco, Mr. Knapp majored in English (literary theory) at Dartmouth College and graduated in 2009. He is also the head men’s coach at San Francisco’s Pacific Rowing Club on Lake Merced. In his free time, he enjoys cycling and playing basketball.