2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jun 19, 2024  
2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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JOUR 102 - News Reporting and Writing

Credits: 3
Provides fundamental instruction and pre-professional practice in writing as a basis for upper-division courses in journalism and media studies. Analysis of news content and how news is obtained and written. Discussions and laboratory.

Student Learning Outcomes
  1. Analyze the role of journalists in free society, laws, protections for journalists, rights, and responsibilities
  2. Employ discernment in selecting news topics using news judgment and news values
  3. Conduct interviews with news gathering techniques
  4. Construct news articles in inverted-pyramid style with use of Associated Press Style, grammar, mechanics, proper leads, good construction, and sourcing with proper attribution
  5. Write press release(s) in proper format with release date, quotes from spokespersons, boilerplates, among other conventions
  6. Apply broadcast news writing techniques

Prerequisite: ENG 100  or ENG 101  or ENG 110  or ENG 113  
Corequisite: None
Graded: Letter Grade

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