COMM 0071. Newswriting and Reporting Techniques

Units: 3
Formerly known as COMM 21
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 1A
Hours: 54 lecture
An introduction to gathering, synthesizing/organizing and writing news in various journalistic and media styles across multiple platforms. Includes role journalists play in relating voice and agency, as well as evaluating legal issues and ethical implications. Introduction to the role of reporting and writing based on original interviews, storytelling, and research to produce content and define context. Addresses the history of journalism and the effects of mass communication and media on the self and broader cultures and society. (C-ID JOUR 110) (CSU, UC)