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JOURN 122: BEGINNING REPORTING

3 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite:

This writing course emphasizes the development of professional-level news gathering and news writing skills with special emphasis on accuracy, readability, balance, news value, and human interest. The theory and practice, as well as the history of journalistic writing, are presented. Students complete assignments that may be published. Special emphasis is given to media demands of deadline and balance. [IAI: MC 919]

JOURN 123: BASIC NEWS EDITING

3 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: JOURN 122 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval

This course is an introduction to the principles and techniques of electronic editing, information management, and publication design emphasizing the editing of body copy and display type for maximum clarity and impact.

JOURN 142: PHOTOJOURNALISM

3 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: JOURN 122 or ART 140 or MCOMM 110 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval

This course will provide students with a working knowledge of the objectives, techniques, and skills of photojournalism, or the use of photographs to tell a story. Emphasis will be placed on work that has journalistic value, including but not limited to coverage of activities, persons of interests, and issues. Students will learn photojournalistic workflow from assignment through layout.