Journalism

Advertising Copyrighting

JOUR155

An introduction to the theory and practice of creating and writing advertising messages for products and services. Exercises for developing persuasive ads for magazines, newspapers, radio, and television. Exploration of ad agency creative functions and structure. Discussions, group work, films, videos, lectures. No prior advertising experience needed.

3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

News Reporting and Writing

JOUR175

This is an intensive workshop course that stresses the hard news reporting and writing techniques important in both traditional print media and Internet publishing. Coverage of news events on and off-campus is supplemented by in-class deadline writing exercises. Students learn to gather information and check facts using Internet search engines.

3 credits
Prerequisite: Writing Placement score of 6 or COMP107 (C or better)
Corequisite: None

Newspaper Editing and Page Layout

JOUR275

This course provides intensive training in the editing and preparation of newspaper copy, and the writing of headlines and page layout using computerized layout software. It covers local and wire copy, assembling and shaping the various elements of a news story, the requirements of newspaper style, and safeguards against errors.

3 credits
Prerequisite: JOUR175 (C or better)
Corequisite: None

Feature Writing for Print and Online Media

JOUR276

This workshop course is devoted to the preparation of feature material for magazines and online media, with attention to the ethics of freelancing. Coverage of news events on and off-campus is supplemented by in-class deadline writing exercises. Students learn how to gather information and check facts using Internet search engines.

3 credits
Prerequisite: JOUR175 (C or better)
Corequisite: None

Public Affairs Reporting

JOUR277

This course is an introduction to public affairs reporting, including coverage of local government, public schools, courts, crime, and social services. Students cover town government and school board meetings, trials, and the police beat. Emphasis is on students producing stories suitable for publication in the College newspaper or local media.

3 credits
Prerequisite: JOUR175 (C or better)
Corequisite: None

Webcast News Production

JOUR278

This workshop course stresses the production of a video news webcast. Students conduct interviews, write scripts, shoot and edit digital video, and help produce a news webcast that can be shown online. Students learn to use digital videos cameras and editing software.

3 credits
Prerequisite: JOUR175 (C or better)
Corequisite: None.

Cooperative Education - Journalism

JOUR280

On-the-job experience and observations in a field directly related to the student\'s academic preparation and career objectives. Periodic meetings between the faculty coordinator and the student are held to review actual experience and observation in light of the theory and skills learned academically.

3 credits
Prerequisite: Permission of the Department of Language & Literature
Corequisite: None