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This collection contains the Affordable Learning Solution for the Southern University System (AL$4SUS) list of peer-reviewed textbooks for Introduction to Reporting and Newswriting (common course-id JOUR 110), one of the top 50 college courses identified for inclusion in  the Southern University Online Library for Education (SUOLforEd).  

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General Course Description: JOUR 110

An introduction to gathering, synthesizing/organizing and writing news in journalistic style across multiple platforms. Includes role of the journalist and related legal and ethical issues. Students will report and write based on their original interviews and research to produce news content. Experiences may include covering speeches, meetings and other events, writing under deadline and use of AP Style.

Minimum units:  3.0

Any rationale or comment: While student work may be eligible for use in student and/or professional publications, this should not be a publications class, per se.

Date Added to MERLOT: August 03, 2016
Created by: SUOL4ed subr
License: Creative Commons License
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Pedagogical Approach:
  • Information gathering, including live interviews
  • Journalistic writing forms, including inverted pyramid
  • Writing for multiple platforms, including print, online, broadcast and social media
  • News gathering strategies
  • News gathering practice, including covering speeches, meetings and other events
  • Writing under deadline
  • Introduction to Associated Press Style
  • Introduction to Search Engine Optimization
  • Writing leads
  • Writing simple and complex/long form articles
  • Legal and ethical issues in reporting
Outcomes:

At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:

  • Define and execute newsgathering strategies
  • Develop interview questions and conduct interviews
  • Write simple leads
  • Write simple and complex/long form news articles using the inverted pyramid and other formats
  • Write articles under deadline
  • Apply Associated Press style to articles
  • Edit own and others’ articles for proper spelling, grammar and AP Style
  • Define writing differences for different platforms
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Here is a legendary journalist back to the basics guide to the craft of broadcast news.... More
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A crisis has engulfed media in Europe and America, inflicting profound changes on... More
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This handbook offers a brief introduction to the fundamentals of journalism as it is... More
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