This curriculum provides students with the skills necessary to create timely and unbiased coverage of events at Padua Academy and its surrounding communities through broadcasting, journalism, publication design, and photography.
Padua’s Communication Arts classes form the Padua Media Group. These courses work together to provide students the opportunity to produce the following programs and publications:
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Multimedia Journalism - Padua360
Padua360 (P360) is Padua's student-run, online newspaper. Students in this class produce all content, including stories, photographs, infographics, and videos.
P360 has won numerous awards from the National Federation of Press Women and placed 2nd in the Multimedia Feature Story Team Entry category of the Youth Journalism International Excellence in Journalism Contest. Those earning 2018 awards in YJI’s Excellence in Journalism Contest represent six countries on four continents as well as 23 US states.
Publication Design - Paduan Yearbook
A tradition for over 60 years, the Padua yearbook is a student-produced publication. From photography to layout, from editing to theme-development, students oversee each part of the process, fostering teamwork, leadership abilities, and design skills.
Student designers and editors have become published photographers, university newspaper editors-in-chief, and employees at top-rated publication companies, such as Conde Nast.
Television and Video Production - PATV
Our nationally recognized PATV program produces over 100 daily live broadcasts in addition to numerous pre-recorded programs. Students are responsible for all aspects of production, including researching story ideas, writing scripts, and recording.
PATV has been awarded Best Newscast: Radio or Television for the past three years by the Delaware Press Association and was the 2018 winner of the Mid-Atlantic chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences student production award for Best Daily Newscast.