2018-2019 Catalog

JOU 2100 Introduction to Journalism and Newspaper Production

A course designed to provide fundamental instruction and practice in mass communication writing and production. This class produces the college newspaper, the Patriot Press. The course has a second equally important function, to teach students the principles and practices of good professional journalism through lectures, readings and hands-on experience. It is designed as a foundation course upon which all other studies in mass communications can be based. The focus in this course is on the development of critical thinking skills needed by today's journalists, with an emphasis on integrity and on protecting and preserving First Amendment press freedoms.(2 hours lecture and 3 hours laboratory per week)