SRJC Course Outlines

10/27/2020 9:02:26 AMJOUR 2L Course Outline as of Spring 2019

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  JOUR 2LTitle:  NEWS GATH & WRITING LAB  
Full Title:  News Gathering and News Writing Lab
Last Reviewed:3/27/2017

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum.50Lecture Scheduled017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled0
Minimum.50Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR1.50 Contact DHR26.25
 Contact Total1.50 Contact Total26.25
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  0.00Total Student Learning Hours: 26.25 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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A lab course in which students will practice Journalism 2 skills involved in learning to develop ideas, report, write and use multimedia for a variety of story types, including news, opinion, social issues, entertainment reviews and feature/investigative pieces.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Concurrent Enrollment in JOUR 2


Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion of JOUR 1 and Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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A lab course in which students will practice Journalism 2 skills involved in learning to develop ideas, report, write and use multimedia for a variety of story types, including news, opinion, social issues, entertainment reviews and feature/investigative pieces.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Concurrent Enrollment in JOUR 2
Recommended:Course Completion of JOUR 1 and Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2016Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2016Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Write different types of news stories on deadline for both print and web publishing.
2.  Develop story ideas, conduct research and interviews, and write news and feature stories,
    opinion pieces and entertainment reviews.
3.  Use different media ( i.e. audio, video) to create multimedia news and feature stories.
 

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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Write a variety of news stories, such as police, fire, accident, meeting, speech and others on
    deadline.
2. Distinguish between techniques for writing for print versus the web.
3. Find and develop story ideas for news and feature stories.
4. Find, prepare for and conduct interviews with sources.
5. Conduct research on story topics.
6. Write, edit and refine news, feature, opinion and other types of stories.
7. Create news or feature stories using audio, video or other digital media.

Topics and Scope
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I. News Writing
    A. Inverted pyramid
    B. Beat reporting
    C. Deadline writing
    D. Story ideas
    E. Libel and ethics review
II. News Reporting of Story Types
    A. Localizing national stories
    B. Police and fire
    C. Storm and disaster
    D. Court reporting
    E. Obituaries
    F. Writing for the web
    G. Other story types
III. Social Issues Reporting
    A. Online and offline research on social issues
    B. Finding sources and preparing interview questions
    C. Editing audio/video for podcast
IV. Opinion/Editorial Writing
    A. Opinion columns issue research
    B. Strategies for writing editorials and columns
V. Entertainment Reporting
    A. Fundamentals of reviewing
    B. Writing critical reviews
VI. Multimedia Reporting
    A. Storyboarding audio and video stories
    B. Multimedia for the web
    C. Blogs
    D. Social media
VII. Features and Investigative Stories
    A. Fleshing out story ideas
    B. Conducting research
    C. Interview preparation
    D. Writing leads and nut graphs      
     E. Choosing the best story structure
    F. Choosing the best medium for delivery
VIII. Editing
    A. Grammar
    B. Punctuation
    C. AP Style
    D. Active vs. passive
    E. Conciseness
    F. Clarity and precision
    G. Strong verbs
    H. Transitions and story flow

Assignments:
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1. Timed skills-building practice and in lab or online assignments as required.
2. Four to five meetings with instructor (either in-person or online) before or after major Journalism 2 assignments.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 40%
In lab assignments
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 40%
In lab skills practice
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
None
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
20 - 40%
Attendance and classroom participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials
Associated Press Stylebook. Current year.

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