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ENG 107 - Introduction to Journalism

Credits: 3
Lecture Contact Hours: 3
Description: This course is an introductory survey of mass media such as newspapers, magazines (print and online), radio, TV, advertising, public relations and the World Wide Web. The course will emphasize newspapers and magazines while recognizing news and feature values, discovering audience, reporting, writing and planning content and format.

Prerequisites: ENG 101  with a minimum grade of 2.0 or minimum score of 22 ACT-English, 29 SAT-Writing and Language, 108 CPT-Sentence Skills or 276 NGA-Writing.
Corequisites: None.
Recommended: ENG 102 .

Course Category: Liberal Arts | English
This course counts toward Schoolcraft’s General Education Requirements.
This Course is Typically Offered: As Needed
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Course Competencies
  1. Explain the basic concepts of journalism and its place in modern society.
  2. Analyze the basic organization and form of a news story.
  3. Write effective news leads and stories of various types.
  4. Edit news copy.
  5. Validate story information.
  6. Write an editorial.
  7. Summarize the characteristics of the journalistic “audience.”
  8. Explain trends in journalism.
  9. Identify legal and ethical issues related to journalism.

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