|JOURN 161 News Reporting||3 hours|
|JOURN 162 Feature Writing||3 hours|
|JOURN 164 Computer Publishing I||3 hours|
|JOURN 169 Journalism Laboratory||1 hours|
|COMM 155 Mass Media||3 hours|
|ART 150 Photography 1||3 hours|
|JOURN 297 Journalism Internship or
additional experience in JOURN 169 Journalism Laboratory
An introductory course in journalism concentrating upon basic techniques of news gathering and writing, including a basic history of news media.
Analysis of and practice in writing news feature stories for a variety of publications. The course will stress audience appraisal, interviewing, and research.
Study and practice of various print-media production skills including typography, layout design, and printing techniques. Students will learn several pagination and design computer programs.
Working session during which staff members produce the weekly newspaper, The Reveille. May be repeated. Credit is limited to 4 hours.
A study of the development of types of media including books, newspapers, magazines, radio, television, and film. The interaction of these media and their impact on society and the individual are included.
An introduction to the basic tools and techniques of black and white photography. Focus on the technical craft of using the camera, processing film, developing prints, and presenting photographs. Discussion and development of student vocabulary related to subject matter, form, and content of the photographic image in the context of historical and contemporary photographic concerns. Emphasis on student development of a creative problem-solving process related to photographic image-making.
On-the-job training with a newspaper or other sponsor involved with communications. Work may include writing, photography, or production. Each internship will be designed individually to benefit both student and sponsor. Sponsors may be secured either by the student or by the department.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor.