|C-ID Number||JOUR 110|
|Date Approved||April 04, 2012|
|General Course Description||
An introduction to gathering, synthesizing/organizing and writing news in journalistic style across multiple platforms. Includes role of the journalist and related legal and ethical issues. Students will report and write based on their original interviews and research to produce news content. Experiences may include covering speeches, meetings and other events, writing under deadline and use of AP Style.
|Any rationale or comments||
While student work may be eligible for use in student and/or professional publications, this should not be a publications class, per se.
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
|Methods of Evaluation||
Rich, Carol. Writing and Reporting the News: A Coaching Method. Wadsworth Publishing
Missouri Group. News Reporting and Writing. Bedford/St. Martin’s
Mencher, Melvin. Melvin Mencher’s News Reporting and Writing. McGraw-Hill
Harrower, Tim. Inside Reporting. McGraw-Hill
Associated Press. Associate Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law. Basic Books
Kessler, Lauren. When Words Collide. Wadsworth Publishing.
Strunk, William. The Elements of Style. Tribecka Books
News U (Poynter News University) offers many free or low cost resources and materials for teachers and students for this course.