Dec 09, 2023
JRNL 101 - Beginning Newswriting 5 Credits
Examining, analyzing and writing leads, news stories, sports and features, plus research and interviewing techniques. Students will write for the Thunderword, the weekly student newspaper, as the lab for the class.
Pre-requisite(s) ENGL& 101 min 2.0
Course Note Counts as second writing course for degree distributions.
Quarters Typically Offered
Designed to Serve Journalism and Humanties area students; transfer students in communications and other fields who want five (5) credits of writing credits.
Active Date 2014-05-20
Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 25
Contact Hours: Lecture 55 Lab 0 Worksite 0 Clinical 0 Other 0
Total Contact Hours 55
1. Basics of reporting and what news is. 2. Fundamental tenets and ethical approaches to journalistic writing, including accuracy and deadlines. 3. Kinds of stories/ writing print news, features, arts and sports. 4. Use of stylebook. 5. Use of personal computers. 6. Legal and ethical issues. 7. Students will write for the Thunderword, which is the laboratory for the class.
Student Learning Outcomes
Understand journalistic writing
Gather information from people and sources
Write publishable stories
Explore legal and ethical issues
Edit their own and other’s work
Work with editors on the Thunderword
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