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Journalism (JOURN)


JOURN 100.1  Newspaper Laboratory 1  (1-5)

Students write, edit, design, photograph and produce the digital and print versions of the student publication, The Current. PREREQUISITE: Eligible for ENGL& 101. Satisfies an activity requirement for AA degree.

JOURN 100.2  Newspaper Laboratory 2  (1-5)

Students continue to write, edit, design, photograph and produce the digital and print versions of the student publication, The Current. Instructor encourages students to enroll in JOURN 101 while taking this class, or to have already completed the course. PREREQUISITE: JOURN 100.1.

JOURN 100.3  Newspaper Laboratory 3  (1-5)

Students gain additional experience as they write, edit, design, photograph and produce the digital and print versions of the student publication, The Current. PREREQUISITE: JOURN 100.2.

JOURN 101  Newswriting  (5)

Prepares students to write for the media, including newspapers, public relations or online publications. Stresses newswriting mechanics, including covering a news beat, learning news style and newsroom organization and terminology. Instructor encourages students to enroll in JOURN 100.1 sequence and join the staff of The Current, Green River’s print and online publication. Satisfies a humanities/fine arts/English requirement for AA degree.

JOURN 103  Introduction to Desktop Publishing  (5)

Introduces publication design and production. Instructor recommends basic knowledge of computers (either PC or Mac). Students develop skills and an understanding of the basics of designing a publication, including the following: use of desktop publishing software; use of typography and graphics; working with page grids and templates; different treatments for features, columns, departments; effective cover design; and basic computer skills needed to prepare a publication for print.

JOURN 107  Introduction to Video Journalism  (5)

Introduces students to the art of storytelling, stressing techniques such as narrative journalism, conversational interviewing, use of natural sound and video sequence construction. Satisfies a humanities/fine arts/English requirement for AA degree.

JOURN 110  Radio Laboratory 1  (3-5)

Gives students working at Green River campus radio station KGRG-FM on-the-air and behind-the-scenes experience in news broadcasting, radio production, and disc jockey work. Satisfies an activity requirement for AA degree.

JOURN 111  Radio Laboratory 2  (3-5)

Gives students working at Green River campus radio station KGRG-FM additional experience in newsgathering, remote broadcasting, and on-the-air performance. PREREQUISITE: JOURN 110 or instructor's permission.

JOURN 112  Radio Laboratory 3  (3-5)

Gives students working at Green River campus radio station KGRG-FM additional experience in production work, news casting, and on-the-air performance. PREREQUISITE: JOURN 111 or instructor's permission.

JOURN 120  Digital Radio Laboratory 1  (3-5)

Gives students working exclusively on all-digital KGRG-AM radio station experience with computer-based over-the-air broadcasting, radio station operations, FCC rules and regulations, and both live and voice-tracked disc jockey work. Satisfies an activity requirement for AA degree.

JOURN 121  Digital Radio Laboratory 2  (3-5)

Gives students working exclusively on all-digital KGRG-AM radio station additional experience with computer-based over-the-air broadcasting, radio station operations, FCC rules and regulations, and both live and voice-tracked disc jockey work. PREREQUISITE: JOURN 120 or instructor's permission.

JOURN 122  Digital Radio Laboratory 3  (3-5)

Gives students working exclusively on all-digital KGRG-AM radio station further experience with computer-based over-the-air broadcasting. Students gain experience with the KGRG Internet web site, as well as webcast development and maintenance. PREREQUISITE: JOURN 121 or instructor's permission.

JOURN 150  Introduction to Broadcasting  (3)

Offers the student an overview of the broadcast industry from the origin of the wireless, through the golden age of radio, to the domination of television. Covers the different radio formats, and explores the growth of cable, satellite and related new entertainment technologies. Satisfies a humanities/fine arts/English requirement for AA degree.

JOURN 151  Radio Production  (3)

Provides students with a survey of radio commercials, promotional announcements, and newscast production. Students develop their copywriting skills in the classroom and refine their production technique in the studio. Satisfies a humanities/fine arts/English requirement for AA degree.

JOURN 152  Radio and the Community  (3)

Covers radio management practices emphasizing the business of broadcasting. Includes sales, promotion, community relations, government regulations, demographics and programming. Satisfies a humanities/fine arts/English requirement for AA degree.

JOURN 153  Broadcast Newswriting  (3)

Gives students a fundamental working knowledge of newsgathering and newswriting for radio and television. Includes discussions of public affairs, government regulations, and the role of the electronic reporter in society.

JOURN 156  Broadcast and New Media Announcing  (3)

Stimulates an interest in and furthers the understanding of the art and science of broadcast and related media announcing. Emphasizes voice quality, articulation, enunciation, pronunciation, and responds to in-session direction. Includes discussion and practice of typical TV and radio news, sports, commercial, and disc jockey announcing types.

JOURN 162  Introduction to Broadcast Technology  (3)

Covers basic technical principles and techniques relating to broadcast audio systems, studio operation, and broadcast transmission.

JOURN 177  Journalism Work Experience 1  (1-12)

Allows students an opportunity to work full- or part-time in jobs directly related to their programs and interests. Students may receive a salary or volunteer.

JOURN 178  Journalism Work Experience 2  (1-12)

Allows students an opportunity to work full- or part-time in jobs directly related to their programs and interests. Students may receive a salary or volunteer.

JOURN 179  Journalism Work Experience 3  (1-12)

Allows students an opportunity to work full- or part-time in jobs directly related to their programs and interests. Students may receive a salary or volunteer.

JOURN 198  Independent Study-Journalism 1  (1-5)

Encourages students to study and develop independently in journalism. Students develop their own focus area and objectives in consultation with the instructor. PREREQUISITE: JOURN 101 and instructor's permission.

JOURN 199  Independent Study-Journalism 2  (1-5)

Encourages students to study and develop independently in journalism. Students develop their own focus areas and objectives in consultation with the instructor. PREREQUISITE: JOURN 198 and instructor's permission.

JOURN 200  Advanced News Laboratory  (3-5)

Includes advanced writing, editing, designing, photographing and producing for the digital and print versions of the student publication, The Current. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission. Satisfies an activity requirement for AA degree.

JOURN 205  Radio Management  (3-5)

Gives students working at Green River campus radio station KGRG-FM experience in radio management, including promotion, news and public affairs, music, traffic and logging procedures, copywriting and/or sports broadcasting, as well as disc jockey work. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission.

JOURN 206  Radio Workshop  (3-5)

Gives students working at Green River campus radio station KGRG-FM additional experience in radio station management, including promotion, news and public affairs, music, traffic and logging procedures, production copywriting and/or sports broadcasting, as well as disc jockey work. PREREQUISITE: JOURN 205 and instructor’s permission.

JOURN 207  Advanced Radio Workshop  (3-5)

Gives students working at Green River campus radio station KGRG-FM further experience in radio station management, including promotion, news and public affairs, music, traffic and logging procedures, production copywriting and/or sports broadcasting, as well as disc jockey work. PREREQUISITE: JOURN 206 and instructor's permission.

JOURN 251  Journalism Internship 1  (3)

Students work for a local media company 10 hours per week each quarter and meet one hour a week with an instructor to evaluate their on-the-job training. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission.

JOURN 252  Journalism Internship 2  (3)

Students work for a local media company 10 hours per week each quarter and meet one hour a week with an instructor to evaluate their on-the-job training. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission.

JOURN 253  Journalism Internship 3  (3)

Students work for a local newspaper or radio station 10 hours per week each quarter and meet one hour a week with an instructor to evaluate their on-the-job training. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission.

JOURN 254  Advanced Radio Production  (3)

Further develops skills from JOURN 151. Focuses on the production of radio commercials, promotional announcements, and newscasts. Emphasizes advanced techniques in copywriting, voicework, and digital production. PREREQUISITE: JOURN 151 or instructor’s permission. Satisfies a humanities/fine arts/English requirement for AA degree.

JOURN 255  Marketing the Broadcast Media  (3)

Gives students detailed understanding of sales, marketing, and research at broadcast radio and television stations. Explores the role of advertising agencies and new technologies such as the internet in broadcasting. RECOMMEND: JOURN 150 or 152.

JOURN 256  Broadcasting Boot Camp  (3)

A one-week concentration class on special topics in broadcasting. Features radio and television sports broadcasting and radio programming techniques and strategies. Presents radio show producing, podcasting, streaming, and managing radio station web sites. Other topics include job-seeking strategies, talent agents, promotional events, and effective interaction with the broadcasting audience. RECOMMEND: Completion of at least one broadcasting course.

JOURN 257  Broadcasting Traffic Reporting  (1)

Provides instruction and practice in gathering and reporting traffic conditions for broadcast use. Emphasis on gathering information, writing and announcing traffic updates, and familiarization with professional practices in radio and television traffic operations. Course activities include compiling, composing, and delivering traffic reports for broadcast use. Includes actual airborne traffic reporting instruction.

JOURN 260  Introduction to Pro Tools  (2)

Applies a concentrated approach in exploring the processes, functions, and use of Pro Tools, the entertainment industry's premium digital audio editing software system. Emphasizes Pro Tools applications as pertinent to radio broadcasting.

JOURN 298  Independent Study-Journalism 3  (1-5)

Encourages students to study and develop independently in journalism. Students develop their own focus areas and objectives in consultation with the instructor. PREREQUISITE: JOURN 199 and instructor's permission.

JOURN 299  Independent Study-Journalism 4  (1-5)

Encourages students to study and develop independently in journalism. Students develop their own focus areas and objectives in consultation with the instructor. PREREQUISITE: JOURN 199 and instructor's permission.

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