SRJC Course Outlines

10/28/2020 11:17:59 AMJOUR 55 Course Outline as of Fall 2020

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  JOUR 55Title:  MULTIMEDIA REPORTING  
Full Title:  Multimedia Reporting
Last Reviewed:9/9/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum4.00Lecture Scheduled4.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled70.00
Minimum4.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total4.00 Contact Total70.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  140.00Total Student Learning Hours: 210.00 

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 and promote multimedia news and feature stories for the digital, social and mobile media.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or appropriate placement based on AB 705 mandates 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 and promote multimedia news and feature stories for the digital, social and mobile media.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or appropriate placement based on AB 705 mandates 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:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Conceive, report, research, write and produce technically well-executed, ethically sound news
    and feature stories for the digital, social and mobile media using combinations of text, images,
    audio and video.
 
2.  Analyze digital multimedia stories and evaluate them for content, aesthetics, technical quality
    and promotional effectiveness.

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Students will be able to:
 
1. Develop story ideas, arrange and conduct recorded interviews with sources, and write scripts
    for the digital, social and mobile media.
 
2. Create update and modify web pages, social media and mobile content using text, photos and
    graphics.
 
3. Adapt to new website, mobile, audio and video software systems and apps to tell and promote
    multimedia stories.
 
4. Edit photos, sound and video using the appropriate software programs and/or apps to create
    compelling digital packages and stories online.
 
5. Apply ethical and legal journalism standards, accuracy and balance to digital stories.
 
6. Analyze and evaluate stories told in different media and on different platforms and content
    delivery systems and explain whether the appropriate medium was used to tell that story.
 
7. Use social media to find sources, and to promote stories, videos and other multimedia
    projects.

Topics and Scope
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I. Writing For Digital and Social Media
    A. News stories:  ideas, interviewing, inverted pyramid, dramatic story structure
    B. Text on screen
    C. Interactive elements -- polls, charts, graphs
    D. Writing scripts and story treatments
II. Website Social Media and Mobile App Management
    A. Principles of effective news sites
    B. Uploading stories and photos
    C. Platforms for sharing content
    D. Mobile apps for graphics, audio, video and photo recording and editing
III. Social Media
    A. Types of social media
    B. Use for finding sources
    C. Use for promoting blogs, stories and multimedia projects
IV. Ethics and Legal Considerations
    A. Ethics for digital journalism
    B. Features of successful blogs and social media posts
    C. Objectivity and fairness
    D. Accuracy and balance
V. Audio
    A. Audio recording equipment and microphones
    B. Proper technical execution
    C. Proper aesthetic considerations
VI. Still and Motion (Video) Photography
    A. Photo and video recording equipment
    B. Proper technical execution
    C. Proper aesthetic considerations
    D. Lighting for non-fiction
VII. Video Editing
    A. Editing software
    B. Proper technical execution
    C. Proper aesthetic considerations
VIII. Content Analysis and Evaluation
    A. Using appropriate medium
    B. Story-telling quality
    C. Technical quality
    D. Aesthetics
    E. Effectiveness of promotion on digital, social and mobile platforms

Assignments:
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1. Representative reading 15 to 40 pages per week and/or representative viewing of online
    material (e.g. websites, blogs, audio, video, multimedia)
2. Develop two to four multimedia projects which include news and/or feature story packages
    and promote them on digital, social and mobile media.
     These projects entail: researching topics; finding and interviewing sources; writing scripts,
    articles, blogs and/or website content; filming b-roll; editing text, audio, photos and video;
    and promoting the final product.
3. Quizzes
4. One to two exams, including a 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/or website content, and scripts which are part of the multimedia news and/or feature story package
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
5 - 20%
Multimedia projects comprising the elements listed in Assignment 2
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
25 - 50%
Multimedia projects comprising the elements listed in Assignment 2
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 30%
Exams including a final and Quizzes
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. 3rd ed.  Briggs, Mark. CQ Press. 2015 (classic)
 
Reporter's Guide to Multimedia Proficiency. McAdams, Minda. Most current text available for downloading
 
Instructor-prepared materials

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