INTRODUCTION TO JOURNALISM
JOUR 101
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Introduction to skills fundamental to journalism and newswriting, as well as an understanding of the role and significance of journalists and their work. Topics include the evolution in media and news today, ethical challenges, shifts in audience involvement and technological advances. Writing-intensive activities to master a clear, concise, accurate style. Prerequisite: ENGL& 101 (or ENGL 101) eligibility required. [HA, SE]
COLLEGE NEWS PRODUCTION
JOUR 110
1 - 3 Credits
66 hours of lab
Apply and expand upon the skills and lessons acquired in JOUR 101 to produce the Clark College newspaper, "The Independent." Develop new expertise and insight in multimedia reporting and editing; photojournalism; digital production and delivery of news; workplace professionalism; ethics; teamwork; advanced reporting, writing and story development; critque; alternative story forms; and project and time management. Besides lectures and lessons, the format includes field work (research) and writing, collaborative problem-solving, exercises, quizzes and production of the final news product. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in JOUR 101, or equivalent, or consent of the Instructional Unit. [GE, SE]
MULTIMEDIA NEWS REPORTING AND WRITING
JOUR 111
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Writing-intensive instruction and training in digital news, including an introduction to and practice in online news delivery tools, including audio and video reporting and editing, social media, data visualization, blogs and others. Emphasis on ethical issues. Considerable hands-on work requiring high motivation to work independently as well as collaboratively with classmates and instructor. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in JOUR 101 or consent of the Instructional Unit. [HA, GE, SE]
COLLEGE NEWS PRODUCTION
JOUR 120
1 - 3 Credits
66 hours of lab
Apply and expand upon the skills and lessons acquired in JOUR 101 to produce the Clark College newspaper, "The Independent." Develop new expertise and insight in multimedia reporting and editing; photojournalism; digital production and delivery of news; workplace professionalism; ethics; teamwork; advanced reporting, writing and story development; critque; alternative story forms; and project and time management. Besides lectures and lessons, the format includes field work (research) and writing, collaborative problem-solving, exercises, quizzes and production of the final news product. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in JOUR 101, and successful completion of JOUR 110 or its equivalent, or consent of the Instructional Unit. [GE, SE]
COLLEGE NEWS PRODUCTION
JOUR 130
1 - 3 Credits
66 hours of lab
Apply and expand upon the skills and lessons acquired in JOUR 101 to produce the Clark College newspaper, "The Independent." Develop new expertise and insight in multimedia reporting and editing; photojournalism; digital production and delivery of news; workplace professionalism; ethics; teamwork; advanced reporting, writing and story development; critque; alternative story forms; and project and time management. Besides lectures and lessons, the format includes field work (research) and writing, collaborative problem-solving, exercises, quizzes and production of the final news product. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in JOUR 101, and successful completion of JOUR 120 or its equivalent, or consent of the Instructional Unit. [GE, SE]
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE
JOUR 199
1 - 5 Credits
165 hours of clinical
Supervised work experience in newspaper or other journalism position. Completion of specific learning objectives and employer evaluation. Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, HDEV 195, 198, or 200 required. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
ADVANCED NEWSWRITING
JOUR 201
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Continuation of JOUR 101. Focus on longer, more complex stories, including features and opinion writing. Students will complete a short research project. Prerequisite: JOUR 101. [GE]
COLLEGE NEWS PRODUCTION
JOUR 210
1 - 3 Credits
66 hours of lab
Apply and expand upon the skills and lessons acquired in JOUR 101 to produce the Clark College newspaper, "The Independent." Develop new expertise and insight in multimedia reporting and editing; photojournalism; digital production and delivery of news; workplace professionalism; ethics; teamwork; advanced reporting, writing and story development; critque; alternative story forms; and project and time management. Besides lectures and lessons, the format includes field work (research) and writing, collaborative problem-solving, exercises, quizzes and production of the final news product. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in JOUR 101, and successful completion of JOUR 130 or its equivalent, or consent of the Instructional Unit. [GE, SE]
COLLEGE NEWS PRODUCTION
JOUR 220
1 - 3 Credits
66 hours of lab
Apply and expand upon the skills and lessons acquired in JOUR 101 to produce the Clark College newspaper, "The Independent." Develop new expertise and insight in multimedia reporting and editing; photojournalism; digital production and delivery of news; workplace professionalism; ethics; teamwork; advanced reporting, writing and story development; critque; alternative story forms; and project and time management. Besides lectures and lessons, the format includes field work (research) and writing, collaborative problem-solving, exercises, quizzes and production of the final news product. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in JOUR 101, and successful completion of JOUR 210 or its equivalent, or consent of the Instructional Unit. [GE, SE]
COLLEGE NEWS PRODUCTION
JOUR 230
1 - 3 Credits
66 hours of lab
Apply and expand upon the skills and lessons acquired in JOUR 101 to produce the Clark College newspaper, "The Independent." Develop new expertise and insight in multimedia reporting and editing; photojournalism; digital production and delivery of news; workplace professionalism; ethics; teamwork; advanced reporting, writing and story development; critque; alternative story forms; and project and time management. Besides lectures and lessons, the format includes field work (research) and writing, collaborative problem-solving, exercises, quizzes and production of the final news product. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in JOUR 101, and successful completion of JOUR 220 or its equivalent, or consent of the Instructional Unit. [GE, SE]
NEWS EDITING
JOUR 272
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Basic editing skills. Emphasis on proofreading, clarity, trimming headlines. Basic modular layout, editor responsibilities and Associated Press Style. Prerequisite: ENGL 135 (or ENGL 111) or JOUR 101. [GE]
SELECTED TOPICS:
JOUR 280
1 - 3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
The course focuses on selected topics in Journalism. Topics vary, and course theme and content change to reflect new topics. Because the course varies in content, it is repeatable for credit for different topics. Individual topics are listed in the quarterly class schedule. [GE]
SPECIAL PROJECTS
JOUR 290
1 - 5 Credits
Opportunity to plan, organize, and complete special projects approved by the department. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]