Course Information

Journalism I (COM 101 (UG19))

Term: Spring 2020 (UNDG)


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Mon-Wed-Fri, 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM (1/22/2020 - 5/12/2020) Location: MAIN (Administration Building B62 - Lecture)


This course focuses on theory and practice of journalism fundamentals for print and broadcast media including social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat) as a part of a brief history of media development and present trends. Students examine basic news reporting for newspaper with emphasis on lead writing, interviewing, researching and preparing new stories. Topics covered include discussions of libel laws and ethics as well as techniques of editing. This course also covers criticism and analysis of college and local area media.

Prerequisite: COM 100. F/S