Objectives: Describe the primary purpose of journalism among competing public communications activities. Write a personal statement of professional responsibility.
Objectives: Identify the traditional news values in mainstream and specialty publications. Identify the "so what" elements of news stories. Propose news stories that meet an "economics" test.
Objectives: Eliminate unnecessary or weak words in your copy. Ensure your writing is accurate. Eliminate or support reporter opinion in your copy. Use consistent style. Present copy free of unnecessary racial, gender or age identification and stereotyping.
Objectives: Plan what you need to get from an event to contribute to a story. Plan interviews with people. Be more confident about your interviewing skills. Identify organizations that are related to your stories. Identify data and reports that are related to your stories. Improve your observation skills to include sensory detail in your stories.
Objectives: Edit video news stories. Edit audio news stories.
Objectives: Identify the major camera functions. Make news still photographs. Shoot video.
Objectives: Select appropriate audio equipment. Differentiate between line and microphone inputs. Handle microphones effectively in news gathering.
Objectives: Shoot a video news story. Shoot a multi-picture slide show.
Objectives: Identify graphic types. Identify the elements required for effective graphics. Create information graphics for stories. Produce an information animation.
Objectives: Create a plan for a news website. Create web page templates. Create simple CSS instructions. Create an initial web home page for the site. Conduct usability testing. Evaluate the site's search engine optimization.
Objectives: Presenting basic procedures in the specification and gatherings of the elements of the printed page -- type surfaces, photography/ar, color and space -- to create order and interest. Collecting editorial and graphic components on each page, where each page must seek out its own design. Print design should be planned to convey a clear message through a collection and connecting -- putting in space -- of words and images. Content should drive the design.