SRJC Course Outlines

10/27/2020 8:34:34 AMJOUR 52A Course Outline as of Spring 2021

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  JOUR 52ATitle:  NEWS MEDIA PRACTICE 1  
Full Title:  News Media Practice 1
Last Reviewed:12/9/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled3.008 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total5.00 Contact Total87.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

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

Catalog Description:
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A lecture/laboratory course that produces The Oak Leaf, the Santa Rosa Junior College news media that includes a website, a magazine and social media sites. Students learn journalistic standards, media ethics, writing, editing, design, multimedia, social media and other skills required in modern news production.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion or Concurrent Enrollment in JOUR 1

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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A lecture/laboratory course that produces The Oak Leaf, the Santa Rosa Junior College news media that includes a website, a magazine and social media sites. Students learn journalistic standards, media ethics, writing, editing, design, multimedia, social media and other skills required in modern news production.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Course Completion or Concurrent Enrollment in JOUR 1
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
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 1981Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:
 CID Descriptor: JOUR 130 Lower Division Student Media Practicum I SRJC Equivalent Course(s): JOUR52A OR JOUR52B

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.   Participate as a productive team member of a college news media staff.
2.   Explain the news production process from story idea to completed product, and critique articles after publication.
3.   Write typical genre stories in at least one of the following sections: news, feature, opinion, sports or arts and entertainment; and edit stories for publication in print and online.
4.   Create one type of multimedia, social media or mobile journalism news or feature story.
 

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Students will be able to:
1. Participate in story budget meetings and discuss libel and ethical issues as they apply to news
    production.
2. Articulate elements of magazine design, headline and cutline writing, photo selection and
    page layout.
3. Demonstrate ability to help with tasks associated with production, such as copyediting,
    headline and cutline writing, photo editing, design, layout, website uploading and magazine
    distribution.
4. Develop story ideas, conduct research and interviews and write articles for one of the
    following sections: news, feature, opinion, sports or arts and entertainment.
5. Create a multimedia, social media or mobile journalism news or feature story, using blend of
    audio, photos, video and text.
6. Edit stories for content, Associated Press (AP) Style, grammar and punctuation.

Topics and Scope
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I. Oak Leaf Manual
    A. Rules of The Oak Leaf
    B. Goals and standards
II. Production Process
    A. Procedures
    B. Teamwork
III. Libel and Ethics
IV. AP Style
V.  Editing
    A. Content editing
    B. Grammar
    C. Punctuation
VI.  Headlines and Cutlines
VII. Multimedia Storytelling
    A. Video
    B. Podcasting
    C. Other technologies
VIII. Social and Mobile Media
    A. Mobile reporting skills
    B. Social media reporting
    C. Social media marketing
IX. Layout and Design
    A. Design principles
    B. Basic layout
    C. Magazine production proofing
X.    Photo Editing and Selection
XI.   Website Production
XII.  Critiquing The Oak Leaf
XIII. Journalism Jobs and Internships
 
All topics are covered in the lecture and lab portions of the course

Assignments:
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Lecture- and Lab-related Assignments:
 
1. Participate in the production of the student newspaper and website, which typically involves a
    blend of reporting, writing, editing, photography, design and layout
2. Create a portfolio of published articles, photographs and multimedia stories

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
10 - 75%
Portfolio of articles
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 75%
Production skills, photography, and/or layout
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
10 - 30%
Class participation, teamwork


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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The Associated Press (AP) Style Book. The Associated Press. Current year

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