University General Course Catalog 2019-2020 
    Mar 31, 2020  
University General Course Catalog 2019-2020
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JOUR 107 - Media Writing

(3 units)
Introduction to journalism and strategic communications in the 21st century. Learn the foundations of producing news and strategic communications: how to ethically collect, analyze, aggregate create and publish timely information to engage public audiences.

Corequisite(s): ENG 101  or ENG 100J  and ENG 100JL ; JOUR 103 .

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 2
Units of Laboratory/Studio: 1
Offered: Every Fall and Spring

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. analyze types of journalistic messages and identify intended audiences and effects.
2. find and evaluate the credibility of information about current events.
3. apply ethical principles to the collection and publication of media.
4. conduct basic reporting tasks: interviews, data collection and secondary research.
5. write clearly and concisely about issues of public interest.
6. create an accurate, well constructed story using words and images.
7. identify the role of the First Amendment and free expression in a democracy.

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