Participation in production of the student newspaper including writing news articles, editorials and reviews, assisting in layout, editing or photography. Course repeatable for up to 15 credits. Recommended preparation: placement in ENGL& 101; prior or concurrent enrollment in JOURN 210.
Fundamentals of news gathering and writing; structure of a news story; the news business as it has evolved in the United States; and the role of the free press in the American political system. Prerequisite: placement in ENGL& 101.
Development of news gathering and reporting techniques. Advanced techniques of feature writing, with an emphasis on balanced original reporting, effective structure, awareness of audience, precise language usage and journalistic style. Application of media ethical principles. Course repeatable for up to 15 credits. Prerequisite: JOURN 210, JOURN 120 or Instructor Permission.
Advanced work on the editorial staff of the student newspaper, including story assignments, editing, mentoring, writing and reporting, layout, photography, copyediting and production. For editors or by instructor permission. May be repeated for credit 3 times. Recommended preparation: JOURN 211.