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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
Summer Online
Fall Day
Winter Day
Spring Day

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
Degree Distributions:
  • Humanities Area I

Course Outline
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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