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JOUR 101: Reporting/Writing I

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or 110H.
Course Advisories: COMP 151AB.

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

JOUR 121: The Channels: Reporting/Writing

Prerequisite or Corequisite: JOUR 101.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.
Corequisite: JOUR 101.

Students develop and write news stories and packages for SBCC's student news website. They are assigned a campus "beat" and generate news and feature articles, working on assignment from the Editorial Board. Deadlines and ethical, professional behavior stressed.

JOUR 122A: The Channels: Newswriting and Editing

Prerequisite: JOUR 121.

Students write and edit articles and multimedia packages for SBCC's student news publications. They edit content for grammatical correctness, accuracy, completeness and style. They write headlines, cutlines, and insert navigational hyperlinks. Deadlines and ethical, professional behavior stressed.

JOUR 122B: The Channels: Editing and Publishing

Prerequisites: JOUR 122A.

Students publish content for SBCC's student news publications. They prepare all content for press and online distribution, promote via social media, and monitor the online news site. Deadlines and ethical, professional behavior stressed.

JOUR 123A: The Channels: Photojournalism

Corequisite: PHOT 109 or JOUR 190 or PHOT 190.

Students produce photographs and photo illustrations and write captions for The Channels, SBCC's student news site. They capture images from campus arts, sporting, music and news events, and depict campus issues and personalities, working on assignment from the Editorial Board. Deadlines, ethics and professional behavior stressed.

JOUR 123B: The Channels: Publication Design

Prerequisite: GDP 110.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98.

Students design graphics and/or illustrations for The Channels, SBCC's student news website. They create informational-interactive graphics, advertisements, illustrations and editorial cartoons. All work is completed on assignment for publication.

JOUR 135: Public Relations

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Practical, skills-oriented introduction to public relations for business, public and non-profit organizations. Emphasis on writing press releases and other publicity tools, developing strategic plans, using social media for promotion and identifying techniques for media relations.

JOUR 190: Photojournalism

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and ENG 103.
Course Advisories: PHOTO 209.

Skills and techniques of contemporary photojournalism. Topics include news and editorial sources, photographing single events and extended picture stories, and ethics. Skills include control of color, portable electronic flash, and electronic processes for contemporary publication.

JOUR 200: Contemporary News Media and Society

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110HR.

Never in American history have the news media been more important—or played a more influential role in our participatory democracy. This course explores the wide-ranging impacts of news on American citizens, institutions and government. It delves into emerging media forms and platforms and examines trends and pressing controversies surrounding contemporary journalism. Finally, the course teaches students "news literacy" or the tools to critically navigate the flood of information, encourage change, and create impact.

JOUR 201: Reporting/Writing 2
(3) S - CSU
Prerequisite: JOUR 101
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110HR
Corequisite: JOUR 121 or 122 (must be taken concurrently)

Study and practice in reporting and writing for the news media. Students combine traditional journalistic skills with audio, video and other multimedia components. Focus on effective storytelling and journalistic professionalism and ethics. Online and print publication required.

JOUR 215A: The Channels: Section Editor

Prerequisite: JOUR 101 and JOUR 121.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.
Corequisite: JOUR 122A and JOUR 123A or JOUR 123B.

Students plan, assign and coordinate coverage for specific sections of The Channels. Sections are news, art and entertainment, features, opinion and sports. They oversee staffing and policy issues, and serve as the public face of The Channels to the campus and local community.

JOUR 215B: The Channels: Publication Editor

Prerequisite: JOUR 215A.
Concurrent Corequisite: JOUR 122B or JOUR 123A or JOUR 123B or JOUR 221.

Limitation on Enrollment: Limited number of positions available. Editors must be appointed by adviser. Students plan, assign and coordinate the entire content of The Channels publications. They oversee reporting and photo coverage, and design, video and multimedia components. They preside over staffing and policy issues, and serve as the public face of The Channels to the campus and local community.

JOUR 215C: The Channels: Publication Manager

Prerequisites: JOUR 215B.
Corequisites: JOUR 221 (concurrent).

Limitation on Enrollment: A limited number of these top editorial positions are available. Enrollment must be recommended by the faculty adviser. Student editors manage The Channels business operations and provide general oversight of the website and its traffic. They continue to work with the Editorial Board to plan, assign and coordinate news content.

JOUR 271NF: Creative Writing: Non-fiction

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Advanced study and practice of creative writing in non-fiction genres.

JOUR 290: Work Experience in Journalism

Prerequisites: JOUR 101, with a minimum grade of B and JOUR 121, with a minimum grade of B or JOUR 123A, with a minimum grade of B and/or JOUR 123B, with a minimum grade of B.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Work with local news publication; follow employer policies. Attend one campus-based orientation. Keep record of time worked and secure an end-of-semester employer's evaluation. Experiential Learning consists of 60 hours per unit of unpaid work or 75 hours of paid work.

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