Campus Journalism

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Journalism for future writers

Course Code : English 133
Credit : 3 units
Course Title : Campus Journalism

Course Description:

The course is designed to develop skills and apply principles and strategies in writing various pars of a campus paper.

Objectives and Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the course, the students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate competence in writing news stories, editorials, special features, headlines, design layout, edit, revise and polish news copy. 2. Develop reporting skills :
* observation and listening
* verifying information
* interviewing
* reporting techniques
* writing the lead
3. Engage in the production of a College newspaper and be responsible for all aspects of the production process 4. Understand legal and ethical considerations related to campus journalism 5. Be responsible for items they publish.

Course Outline:

I. Introduction:
a. Definition of journalism
b. Role of journalism in society
c. Kinds of journalism: Print journalism, Broadcast journalism, On-line journalism
d. Elements of journalism
e. Variations of journalism

II. Campus Journalism

a. Writing News
* Elements of news
* Requisites of news
* Types of news stories
* Guidelines in writing news stories

b. Writing the Editorial
* Editorial defined
* Parts of an editorial
* Types of editorial

c. Writing Columns
According to Purpose:
* Editorial column
* Readers column
* Business column
* Sports column
* Art column
* Women’s column
* Entertainment column
* Personality column
* Reviews

According to Contents:
* Opinion Column
* Hodge-podge Column
* Essay Column
* Gossip Column
* Dopester’s Column

d. Writing Features
* Definition of Features
* Characteristics of Feature Stories
* Elements...
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