CM 253/ENG 253 Journalism I

3 credits

Introduces students to the fundamentals of journalism: research; interview techniques; writing and editing news, sports, and features; basic layout design; and computer compositing. The course also covers journalist ethics and legal issues connected with newspaper publishing. Students learn to write news stories and features, using the Associated Press style and standards. Students perform a variety of tasks associated with publishing The Villager, the university newspaper, and they prepare a writing portfolio used for professional advancement and assessment.

Prerequisite(s): A grade of "C-" or better in ENG 152 or its equivalent. Restricted to business communication and English majors.