Journalism (J)

J 199 Selected Topics: Journalism (1-4 Credits)

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J 215A Publications Lab I (1 Credit)

Recommended preparation: J 216.

Practical application of journalism instruction through work on the online student newspaper. Students are involved in all areas of production including finding story ideas, reporting, writing, photography, advertising, production and distribution. P/NP grading. Repeatable for credit.

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J 215B Publications Lab II (1 Credit)

Recommended preparation: J 216.

Practical application of journalism instruction through work on the online student newspaper. Students contribute writing, editing, photography, multimedia journalism and other aspects of news production commensurate with their experience and interests. P/NP grading. Repeatable for credit.

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J 215C Publications Lab III (1 Credit)

Recommended preparation: J 216.

Continued practical application of journalism instruction through work on the online student newspaper and occasional special print editions. Students are involved in all areas of news production. Experienced students have opportunities to assume greater responsibilities and complete more complex assignments. P/NP grading. Repeatable for credit.

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J 216 News Reporting and Writing I (3 Credits)

Recommended preparation: WR 121Z.

Introduces the basic process of journalistic reporting and writing used in all forms of news media. Emphasis is placed on organizing facts, observations, research, and background, in an effective narrative built on ethical, responsible journalistic practices. Students will develop a news judgment and distinguish among news, analysis and opinion.

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J 217 News Reporting and Writing II (3 Credits)

Recommended preparation: J 216.

A continuation of J 216 with emphasis placed on building on basic skills to report and write more complex stories, develop investigative stories, write editorials, and achieve a broader grasp of communication law.

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J 280 Journalism Practicum (1-3 Credits)

Prerequisites: Instructor approval.

Recommended Preparation: J 215 and J 216.

Provides experience in which students apply previous classroom learning in an occupational setting (may include internships in local media). Credits depend on the number of hours worked. P/NP grading.

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J 298 Independent Study: Journalism (1-4 Credits)

Prerequisites: instructor approval.

Recommended preparation: prior coursework in the discipline.

Individualized, advanced study to focus on outcomes not addressed in existing courses or of special interest to a student. P/NP grading.

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J 299 Selected Topics: Journalism (1-4 Credits)

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