SRJC Course Outlines

9/21/2021 7:39:18 PMJOUR 52A Course Outline as of Fall 2010

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  JOUR 52ATitle:  NEWSPAPER PRACTICE 1  
Full Title:  Newspaper Practice 1
Last Reviewed:12/9/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum5.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum5.00Lab Scheduled8.0017.5 min.Lab Scheduled140.00
 Contact DHR1.00 Contact DHR17.50
 Contact Total11.00 Contact Total192.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 262.50 

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 college newspaper and website.  Students learn journalistic standards, media ethics, writing, editing, design, multimedia and other skills required in modern news production.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion or Concurrent Enrollment in JOUR 1 ( or JOUR 1A)

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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A lecture/laboratory course that produces The Oak Leaf, the college newspaper and website.  Students learn journalistic standards, media ethics, writing, editing, design, multimedia and other skills required in modern news production.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Course Completion or Concurrent Enrollment in JOUR 1 ( or JOUR 1A)
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

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1.  Participate in story budget meetings and discuss libel and ethical issues as they apply to newspaper production.
2.  Articulate elements of newspaper design, headline and cutline writing, photo selection and page
    layout.
3.  Demonstrate ability to help with tasks associated with newspaper and website production, such as
    copyediting, headline and cutline writing, photo editing, design, layout and newspaper circulation.
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 news or feature story, using blend of audio, photos, video or 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. Audio slideshows
        B. Video
        C. Podcasting
        D. Other technologies
VIII.   Layout and Design
        A. Design principles
        B. Photo sizing and layout
IX.     Photo Editing and Selection
X.      Website Production
XI.     Critiquing The Oak Leaf
XII.    Journalism Jobs and Internships

Assignments:
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1.  Produce 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; headline and cutline writing
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, 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
 
The Student Newspaper Survival Guide.  Kanigel, Rahele.  Blackwell Publishing Professional: 2006

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