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JRN101 Introduction to Reporting and Media Writing SUN# JRN2201 Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to news reporting. Includes journalism as a career, the journalist and the organization of the newsroom, defining news, news style, elements of a news story, fundamentals of writing news, and news gathering and reporting. Also includes organizing and writing the story, revision of stories, and ethics, libel and media law.
Prerequisite(s): WRT 100 or required score on the writing assessment test.
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Offered: Fall, Spring.
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JRN102 Survey of Media Communications Credit Hours: 3.00
Survey of theory, function and impact of mass media. Includes analysis of book and magazine publishing, newspapers, recorded music, radio, television, film, the Internet, public relations, advertising, and media uses and effects. Also includes media law, ethics, and global communication.
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Offered: Fall, Spring.
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JRN185 Newspaper Publishing Credit Hours: 3.00
Print and online publication of the college's biweekly student newspaper. Includes news judgment, news gathering, news and opinion writing, multimedia production, editing, headline writing, photography, and other publication activities. Also includes legal and ethical considerations.
Prerequisite(s): JRN 101.
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Offered: Fall, Spring.
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JRN186 Writing for the Web Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to techniques for writing on the World Wide Web. Includes Web technology; adding photos, graphics, video, audio, hypertext and hypermedia; and linear and nonlinear writing forms. Also includes media law and journalistic ethics.
Prerequisite(s): JRN 101.
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Offered: Fall.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
JRN235 Writing/Reporting for Broadcast Journalism Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to news writing and reporting for television and radio. Includes broadcast news, formats, terminology and readability; shifting from print to broadcast writing; broadcast copy, news gathering and reporting; and reporting assignments and coverage. Also includes writing for radio and television newscasts; short and long packages for radio and television; live shots; breaking news coverage; influence of the Web and new distribution sources; basic video and audio editing; and broadcast law and ethics.
Prerequisite(s): JRN 101.
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Recommendation: Completion of JRN 102 before enrolling in this course or concurrent enrollment.
Offered: Spring.
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JRN240 Editing, Layout, and Design Credit Hours: 3.00
Principles of news editing, layout, and design. Includes hands-on copy editing, fact-checking, proofreading, electronic page layout, typography, design, headline and caption writing, as well as, legal and professional responsibilities. Also includes grammar, language, and Associated Press style.
Prerequisite(s): JRN 101.
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Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
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JRN260 Magazine and Feature Writing Credit Hours: 3.00
Writing newspaper and magazine feature articles for publication. Includes types of features, generating story ideas, guidelines for research, interviewing and writing; composing query letters, and submitting feature stories for publication.
Prerequisite(s): JRN 101.
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Offered: Spring.
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JRN280 Photojournalism Credit Hours: 3.00
Practical applications of photographic skills to communicate news stories and document life. Includes basic camera operations, multimedia, digital imaging, and editing software, as well as, ethical and legal considerations. Also includes analysis of visual images, composition, technical concepts, cropping and sizing, layout of photo essays, video editing, and writing captions.
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Information: Access to a digital camera is required.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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JRN285 Advanced News Publication Credit Hours: 3.00
Advanced work on print and online publication of the College's biweekly student newspaper. Includes advanced reporting, copy editing, photography, multimedia production, page design and newsroom management. Also includes legal and ethical considerations.
Prerequisite(s): JRN 185
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Offered: Fall, Spring.
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JRN290 Journalism Internship Credit Hours: 1-5.00
Volunteer internship work experience at an approved site in the journalism field. Includes hands-on work experience, interpersonal communication, learning objectives and progress, and journalism internship assessment.
Prerequisite(s): JRN 101.
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Information: Consent of instructor is required before enrolling in this course. May be taken four times for a maximum of twenty credit hours.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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