Saint John School's journalism class is open to seventh and eighth grade students who have an interest in reporting, writing, graphics, and desktop publishing and meet established criteria for entry. Eighth graders serve as editors and run meetings on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The school print newspaper is published twice a year in the fall and spring. In its eleven years of publication, the paper has won numerous awards at the San Diego County Fair including Best in Show in 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. The fall 2012 issue of the Eagle Pride Publisher earned national recognition as the winner of the Scholastic Student Journalism Contest in the whole print publication (grades 3-8) category. Most recently, the Eagle Pride Publisher won its third national award: Best of Show, Third Place, in the junior high division of the National Scholastic Press Association contest in 2016. This same award was also received in 2014.
Every year the journalism members also take a field trip to tour an actual newspaper production facility. For the past eleven years, students have visited the Los Angeles Times. Additionally, they have attended national journalism conventions and won several awards. In 2011, one of our co-Editors-in-Chief even won a national award for Aspiring Young Journalist. The journalism class's advisors are Feather Gentry, the technology teacher who guides students in desktop publishing, and Teresa Roberts, a middle-school teacher who used to be a journalist and editor herself and has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of California at Berkeley.