MCOM 011 - Newswriting - Units 3

Prerequisites: MCOM 001, Introduction to Mass Communication, with a grade of "C" or better.

This course is designed to offer the student instruction in fundamental journalistic writing. Emphasis is placed on the personal interview as a vital process in structuring an objective presentation of news and feature stories. Accompanying the various areas of writing instruction is an introduction to the basics of photojournalism for the reporter. As a component of the course, the student prepares news and feature stories for the college newspaper. The role of the reporter and the legal and ethical issues related to reporting are also examined. (CSU, CAN JOUR 2)