Aug 11, 2020
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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