Emerging journalists are interested in knowing about research techniques, how to effectively receive and respond to information, and how to evaluate that information.
This course utilizes assignments and lecture notes to teach students how media impacts our culture, as well as provide students with the intellectual tools and skills to gather, assess, and disseminate information and ideas.
We will examine how journalism at its best exemplifies the open and honest inquiry which marks our local communities most valued media – the regional newspaper.
This course also examines the styles of writing that work for the printed word, television, radio and digital technology, and introduces students to other careers in journalism and its application in a wide variety of other fields – including government, business, and public relations.
- How does Media Impact our Culture?
- Ethical Guidelines for various Publications
- Researching Skills & Data Gathering Tools
- Assessing Information for Inconsistencies
- Asking the Relevant Questions
- Public Relations Tips & avoiding Lawsuits
- Clear & Concise Phone & Email Communications
- Overview of the Regional Newspaper Model
- Applying for Jobs in Person & Online
- How Journalism can lead to other Careers
- And More
***Evening course w/ start date subject to minimum registrations***