Mr. James Thurn



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Mr. James Thurn

Welcome to Journalism at Westside High School.

Journalism is an elective that will help improve students writing and speaking skills, as well as, teach them about the way the media world works. We will cover everything from how to gather facts, all the way to writing and reporting news stories. I aim to make this course challenging for students, but let them have fun at the same time. I enjoyed my 8 years in the media field, and I look forward to sharing my experiences with your child. If you ever have any questions, feel free to email me at Thank you for your time, and I look forward to teaching your child this semester. GO RAMS!!
Daily agendas, class files, homework assignments, and all other important information relating to my class can be found at this link:


  • Graduate of North Greenville University
    Bachelor of Arts Degree in Broadcast Media.


  • 1st Block - Journalism 1
    2nd Block - Yearbook
    3rd Block - Starfish/Online Learning Lab
    4th Block - Planning