2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    Feb 23, 2024  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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JOURN 111 College Newspaper: Special Projects (1 to 5 credits)

Prerequisite Instructor permission required.

Course Description
Practical experience in producing the college newspaper. Students may pursue specialty areas of interest such as writing, copyediting, desktop publishing, market research, advertising.

Student Outcomes
1. Develop a newspaper story idea that is newsworthy to the campus market. (a, b)
2. Conduct interviews with appropriate sources to gather information for a story. (a, b)
3. Conduct additional research as needed to gather information for the story idea. (a, b)
4. Write an effective lead for the story. (a, b, c,)
5. Write the body of the story in an organized, articulate, and effective manner. (a, b, c,)
6. Identify and execute basic newswriting tasks (such as typing up news briefs, publishing campus calendar, writing student spotlights, publishing scholarship information). (a, b, c, d)
7. Design sections or subsections of the paper through desktop publishing. (a, b, c, d)
8. Identify and execute basic newspaper production tasks (such as copyediting, market research, advertising, distribution, and other office duties. (a, b, c, d)
9. Design and complete an individual contract for special projects. (a, b, c, d)

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