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Journalism

Effective Fall 2020. Previous descriptions may have had different requirements. Have questions? See an advisor.
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 090 or required score on the writing assessment test.
Course Corequisites:
Gen Ed: Meets CTE - OTHER.
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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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Course Corequisites:
Gen Ed: Meets AGEC – SBS and G; Meets CTE - SBS and G.
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JRN185 Newspaper Publishing Credit Hours: 3.00
Print and online publication of the college's biweekly student newspaper. Includes elements of news, research mastery, information gathering, qualities of good writing, copy for publication, qualities of good reporting and copy editing, photographs, video and audio, media law, ethics, content and diversity, and using computers.
Prerequisite(s): JRN 101.
Course Corequisites:
Information: This course meets for a combination of lecture and lab. Additional open lab time is available for students. May be taken three times for a maximum of nine credit hours. If this course is repeated, see a financial aid or Veteran's Affairs advisor to determine funding eligibility as appropriate.
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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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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.
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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.
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This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
JRN285 Advanced News Publication Credit Hours: 3.00
Continuation of JRN 185. Advanced work on print and online publication of the college's biweekly student newspaper. Includes news coverage; qualities of high-level writing, reporting, and copy editing; research and the use of computers, newsroom management, page design, and newspaper legal and ethical considerations.
Prerequisite(s): JRN 185.
Course Corequisites:
Information: This course meets for a combination of lecture and lab. Additional open lab time is available for students. May be taken three times for a maximum of nine credit hours. If this course is repeated, see a financial aid or Veteran's Affairs advisor to determine funding eligibility as appropriate.
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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.
Course Corequisites:
Information: Consent of instructor is required before enrolling in this course. May be taken four times for a maximum of twenty credit hours. If this course is repeated, see a financial aid or Veteran's Affairs advisor to determine funding eligibility as appropriate.
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