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Media Club

McDowell High School has a plethora of classes, clubs, and other extracurricular activities that you can join to further your knowledge of media. From digital media, communications, photography, video production, and more! The purpose of these extracurriculars is to allow students to explore this field and find out if they want to continue to educate themselves. The Media Club takes place after school Mondays and Wednesdays until 4pm.

There is no lack of classes to learn from. Students may take Digital Content Creation, Sports/News Broadcast Journalism, Introduction to Journalism, Video Production, and McDowell Media Newsroom. You can also join McDowell Media Club to do Trojan News Network, The Trojan Voice, or the McDowell Media website. Contact Mrs. Weiss for more information.

Mrs. Stephanie Weiss
Communications Teacher
McDowell Media Adviser
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The Trojan Voice is a a student-lead and created magazine for the McDowell Students. They create news and feature stories to list and bring exposure to the student body. To learn about the magazine and the staff that creates it visit the McDowell Media website This website shows off all the creations produced by the McDowell Media staff, including Trojan Voice magazines, stories, photography, and videos.

McDowell Media Website

At the Trojan News Network students focus a larger portion of their time on a the monthly "Trojans Today" show that features things happening at McDowell, locally, or general topics. This also allows students to express themselves with feature packages about anything they show interest in. Each video is produced primarily by McDowell Media students. The production process includes team planning periods during tutorial, script writing, video editing, and working with live production equipment including a live camera switcher.

McDowell Media Channel

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McDowell Media also participates in a few competitions that take place locally and around the state. PA School Press Association (PSPA), PTSA Reflections Contest, and DMAC. Joining McDowell Media allows you to collaborate with your peers to create ideas and work together to enter these competitions.


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