Exercises in news gathering, interviewing and writing news for print media.
Study of news story elements, writing of leads, organization and writing of various types of news stories.
To help the journalists develop effective information gathering strategies.
Today's news media: Christian ethics and responsibilities involved in the entire news process, from conception of story idea to publication or broadcast of completed story.
Surveys the development of mass communication in print and electronic media and seeks to interpret their sociopolitical causes and effects.
Basic introduction to online news publishing, covering principles of reporting, writing, editing and production. Concentration on web journalism and the processes involved in putting together online news and information sites.
Journalistic interpretation and analysis; editorial and critical writing.
Fundamental instruction and practice in essentials of news editing. Emphasis on news judgment, fairness, accuracy, editorial balance, and language usage. Practice in writing news summaries, editing copy, writing headlines, laying out pages, and using computer editing technology.
Methods and tactics of covering businesses for mass communication. Why and how companies operate and how to write stories about corporate news from public records and other sources.
Class in religion reporting and writing. Examines the role of religion journalism in faith, public life and culture.
An examination of the monumental shifts in media use and information exchange with an emphasis on the roles of mobile technology, social networking and multimedia in the production, communication and learning of information. Students examine the technological tools used to convey information and investigate, discuss and critically analyze the pros and cons of interactivity.
Class trains students to operate field video and audio equipment and studio edit systems similar to those found in television production facilities. Students learn how to write and produce short newscasts, master production terminology and use proper production values in their content.