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JRN 142 NEWS REPORTING (Print)

JRN 142 – News Reporting (Print)

Course Outline

Course Number & Name:  JRN 142 News Reporting (Print)

Credit Hours:  3.0             Contact Hours:  3.0          Lecture:  3.0       Lab:  N/A             Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  Grade of “C” or better in JRN 141

Co-requisites:  None                                                      Concurrent Courses:  None

Course Description:  This course includes evaluation of news stories, reports, news gathering methods, interviewing, writing of leads and stories.  Also, students will use the library, internet and other appropriate sources for research, and they will examine concepts and theories related to journalism.

Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. demonstrate accurate, fair and factual oral and written communication skills in reporting, revising, covering and editing of relevant news stories acceptable by professional journalism standards;
  2. conduct effective research, interviews and evaluation of news;
  3. demonstrate knowledge of fundamental concepts and theories in the presentation of news;
  4. identify, access and apply appropriate technological and multi-media tools in writing and evaluating critical information and in layout and design of publishable news stories; and
  5. explain the historical (professional, institutions), social (diversity, cultural), economic (businesses, advertisers) perspectives, and ethical guidelines and practices that govern the journalism profession, including the legal implications and constraints that inform the profession