cmc220 | undergraduate
Information Products And Presentations
This undergraduate-level course is 9 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
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Delivering the News
- Explore the various technological influences on news content and delivery.
- Describe interviewing as a method of news gathering.
- Define major characteristics that differentiate between writing for print, broadcast, and the web.
- Explain the importance of accuracy in the attribution of news sources.
- Describe the differences between objective and interpretive news.
What Editors Do
- Describe how an editor’s work influences readers’ perceptions.
- Describe the proper role of the AP Style Guide in performing editorial work.
- Demonstrate ability to perform editorial duties for a print publication.
News and Society
- Identify the standards associated with responsible journalism.
- Describe the value of news in society.
- Contrast the public’s right to new's information with the role of civic protection.
Influence of the Web
- Describe the influence of the web on journalism.
- Compare the characteristics--such as writing techniques for the web--with other forms of data.
The Look of Journalism
- Apply components of backpack journalism and lateral reporting of web news.
- Differentiate among typographically based graphics, chart-based graphics, and illustrations in conveying news information.
- Explore the choices and challenges presented in web-based journalism.
- Analyze the characteristics that make news narration effective.
- Compare the differing structure of print news items with broadcast news items.
- Demonstrate the factors for conducting news broadcasts that give them value.
The Roots of Journalism
- Compare the traditional role of the news media with modern forms.
- Trace the technological causes of change in journalism from the 19th century to the present.
- Define the foundations of media law.
The Future of Journalism
- Differentiate between objective news versus editorial opinion, particularly in light of increasing civic and public journalism.
- Differentiate among objective news, public opinion information, and editorial opinions.
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