SRJC Course Outlines

6/18/2019 10:33:16 PMJOUR 55 Course Outline as of Fall 2013

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  JOUR 55Title:  MULTIMEDIA REPORTING  
Full Title:  Multimedia Reporting
Last Reviewed:4/23/2013

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled1.006 min.Lab Scheduled17.50
 Contact DHR2.00 Contact DHR35.00
 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 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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This course provides students with hands-on training to learn how to create and edit text, audio, video and photos to produce multimedia news and feature stories for the web.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent and Course Completion or Concurrent Enrollment in JOUR 1 OR JOUR 2

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course provides students with hands-on training to learn how to create and edit text, audio, video and photos to produce multimedia news and feature stories for the web.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent and Course Completion or Concurrent Enrollment in JOUR 1 OR JOUR 2
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 2012Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:
 CID Descriptor: JOUR 120 Multimedia Reporting SRJC Equivalent Course(s): JOUR55

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
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Upon completion of this class, students will be able to:
 
1. Conceive, report, research and produce technically well-executed news and feature stories for the web using combinations of text, images, audio and video.
 
2. Adapt to new website, audio and video software systems to tell multimedia stories.
 
3. Identify and explain online journalism ethical, legal and content issues.
 
4. Analyze online news trends, including social media, and familiarity with a variety of multimedia reporting techniques.
 
5. Analyze online multimedia stories and evaluate them for content, aesthetics and technical quality.

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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
 
1. Develop story ideas, arrange and conduct recorded interviews with sources, and write articles for the web.
 
2. Create update and modify web pages using text, photos and graphics.
 
3. Write blogs and news stories for the web and create compatible charts, photos and other visual elements.
 
4. Edit photos, sound and video using the appropriate software program to create compelling packages and stories online.
 
5. Storyboard, write and construct a multi-layer nonfiction story with the audience's interests as a predominant factor in making decisions.
 
6. Apply ethical and legal journalism standards, accuracy and balance to web stories.
 
7. Analyze and evaluate stories told in different media and explain whether the appropriate medium was used to tell that story.
 
8. Use social media to find sources, and to market blogs and stories.

Topics and Scope
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    I. Writing For The Web
      A. News stories: ideas, interviewing, inverted pyramid and AP style
      B. Headlines and cutlines
      C. Interactive elements -- polls, charts, graphs
   II. Website Management
      A. Principles of effective news sites
      B. Uploading stories and photos
      C. Wordpress and popular web programs
III.   Blogging
      A. Creating and maintaining a blog
      B. Features of successful blogs
      C. Popular blogging software
IV.   Ethics and Legal Considerations
      A. Ethics for online journalism
      B. Features of successful blogs
      C. Objectivity
      D. Accuracy and balance
V.    Photography
      A. Digital photography for news and features
      B. Photo editing  
VI.    Audio
      A. Audio recording equipment
      B. Audio formats
      C. Audio editing
      D. Podcasting
      E. Audio slideshows
VII.  Video
      A. Video recording equipment
      B. Video formats
      C. Video editing
      D. Video news stories
      E. Video feature stories
VIII. Multimedia Packages
      A. Layers and levels
      B. Viewer-centric
      C. Creating packages that combine text, photos, audio and video
      D. Analysis of multimedia packages
IX.   Social Media
      A. Types of social media (Facebook, Twitter)
      B. Use for finding sources
      C. Use for marketing blogs, stories, multimedia

Assignments:
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1. Representative reading 5 to 25 pages per week and/or representative viewing of online material (e.g. websites, blogs, audio, video, multimedia)
2. Write blog and market it using social media
3. Interview and create podcast and/or audio slideshow
4. Shoot and edit photos and post them to the web
5. Write 2-10 news and/or feature stories and post them on website
6. Create video news and/or feature story
7. Create multimedia package with above assignments.
8. One to two exams including the final.

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
20 - 40%
Articles, blogs, and website content
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
5 - 20%
Homework assignments, multimedia projects
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
25 - 50%
Multimedia projects
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 30%
1-2 exams including a final
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 20%
Attendance and classroom participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Journalism Next.  Briggs, Mark.  CQ Press: 2010.
 
Reporter's Guide to Multimedia Proficiency.  McAdams, Minda.  Most current text available for downloading.
 
Instructor-prepared materials.

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