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Journalism

Humanities Division

JOUR-01 MASS MEDIA AND SOCIETY (CAN JOUR 4)
3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Prerequisite: ENGL-A. Advisory: OFCT-50.
This is a general, non-technical survey of the media which includes the history, organization, social role, functions, limitations, and responsibilities of newspapers, magazines, radio, television, public relations, advertising, and the Internet. Emphasis is placed on the political, social, and economic impact of the media upon government and public opinion. (2/04)

JOUR-08 INTRODUCTION TO NEWSWRITING AND REPORTING
(CAN JOUR 2)

3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Prerequisite: ENGL-01A. Advisory: OFCT-50.
This is a beginning course providing instruction and practice in language and style of news writing and reporting. Basic skills will be taught in the balanced and objective writing of news events, interviews, speeches, meetings, and features. Instruction will be given in copyreading, and the class will include a brief review of the laws of libel and the responsibilities of the mass media. This course may be repeated once. (02/04)

JOUR-32 NEWSPAPER STAFF
3 units: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.
Advisories: ENGL-A; JOUR-08; OFCT-50; PHOT-10A.
This is a practical course in gathering news, judging news value, writing or photographing news events and features while working as a staff member or editor of the Merced College student newspaper. This course may be repeated two times. (2/04)


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