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Writing for Mass Media

Course Course Title Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ Co-op Credit
JOU 216 Writing for Mass Media 2 2 0 3
Prerequisites: ENG 111 or JOU 110
Corequisites: None
Effective Term: Spring 2007

This course is an introduction to news writing for newspapers and other print media including the techniques of news gathering, reporting, and interviewing. Emphasis is placed on basic methods of gathering information, conducting interviews, organizing a story, writing leads, writing clear, concise copy, and upon developing research skills. Upon completion, students should be able to write clear, concise, accurate, complete, balanced and readable news stories according to guidelines set by industry standards. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a pre-major and/or elective course requirement.