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Fall 2020 - Summer 2021 Course Catalog 
Fall 2020 - Summer 2021 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

COMM 104 - News Reporting and Writing

3 credits

An introduction to reporting and writing news for all media, including defining what is newsworthy. This is the first of two foundational courses for the journalism program. Students will develop a mastery of the basic elements of newsgathering, interviewing, and storytelling skills that conform to standards of clarity, accuracy, and fairness. An emphasis is placed on gaining practical experience through reporting on campus and community events. The course includes an immersion in grammar, spelling, and punctuation (GSP). Students must receive a passing grade on the GSP test in order to continue in upper level journalism courses.