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JRN 102 - Fundamentals of News Reporting

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

Prerequisites: Eligibility for ENG 101  

This course teaches students to write for various forms of media including newspapers, magazines, websites, radio and television. Students will also learn the laws, ethics and professional standards associated with writing for media.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Develop a directory of news sources from CCAC and the community to assist with producing relevant journalistic reports.
  2. Demonstrate mastery of a skills set of news gathering techniques, including the finding and evaluating of print and online sources, interviewing and note-taking.
  3. Write materials within the media, including print and broadcast journalism as well as the Internet.
  4. Produce media stories for the school newspaper as well as for radio and television broadcast opportunities.
  5. Revise various forms of journalism with proficiency.
  6. Apply Associated Press writing style principles to journalistic reports.
  7. Apply laws and ethics of the media to journalistic reports.
Listed Topics
  1. News Sources–CCAC and community-based
  2. Interviewing skills
  3. Research skills
  4. Note-taking skills
  5. Writing for print and broadcast journalism and the Internet
  6. Associated Press Style Manual
  7. Production and publishing of stories for campus news organizations
  8. Revision and editing skills
  9. Media law and ethics
Reference Materials
Instructor-approved textbook and materials.
Approved By: Murphy, Michael Date Approved: 01/28/2014

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