Journalism (J)

J 003A  News Reporting & Writing   Units: 3

This course provides a solid foundation in practical journalism skills. Through in-class discussion, writing assignments, field trips to local newsrooms and completing several published news stories, students learn news judgment, fairness, the language and style of journalism, how to construct news leads, how to organize and structure news stories, the process of information gathering, interviewing and a basic overview of the laws and ethics of journalism. These basics are relevant for multimedia reporting including print, broadcast, internet and social media journalists. (C-ID JOUR 110)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: ENG 001A
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

J 004A  Basic Newspaper & Internet Production   Units: 3

Student media practicum that includes a lab that regularly produces a news or feature non-fiction product with a journalism emphasis by and for students and distributed to a campus or community audience. Must include weekly news assignments.May include a variety of student media across multiple platforms,including print, broadcast, and online. (C-ID JOUR 130)
Lecture Hours: 18         Lab Hours: 108          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: J 003A
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

J 004B  Intro to Newspaper & Internet Editing and Design   Units: 3

Intermediate student media practicum that includes a lab that regularly produces a news or feature non-fiction product with a journalism emphasis by and for students and distributed to a campus or community audience. May include a variety of student media across multiple platforms including print, broadcast, and online. (C-ID JOUR 131)
Lecture Hours: 18         Lab Hours: 108          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: J 004A
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

J 004C  Intro to Newspaper & Internet Management   Units: 3

Students in this course will learn to assume the positions of editor in chief, production supervisor, retail advertising manager, national advertising manager, or circulation manager; learn to pass on the skills and knowledge required to publish a printed and online newspaper that meets professional standards of quality in content, design, and production; learn to accept the responsibilities of newspaper publishing; learn to establish and maintain publishing deadlines; and learn to publish and maintain a professional newspaper both online and in print.
Lecture Hours: 18         Lab Hours: 108          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: J 004B
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

J 005  News Literacy   Units: 3

In an era where the digital news media is generating an unprecedented amount of information and misinformation, it's important for journalists and citizens to be news literate. How do you decipher fact from fiction? Through critical-thinking skills, news literacy students will learn how to deconstruct stories, break down broadcast, print, web, and social media messages to determine those that are factual, well-sourced and can be considered real news. Students will also discuss concepts such as objectivity, opinion, bias and fairness and how all contribute to the mix of news reports in today's digital landscape.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C2                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

J 006  Introduction to Multimedia Storytelling   Units: 3

This course will provide an introduction to multimedia storytelling with a journalism emphasis. Techniques that will be explored include use of video, photos, audio, animation, and text to convey interactive news and feature stories through the Internet and other electronic media. It also will include techniques in digital research, critical thinking, and synthesis.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG 001A
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

J 007  Introduction to Photojournalism   Units: 3

This course deals with the photographer as a journalist, focusing on theory and practice in press and publications photography, with emphasis on using the camera as a reporting and communications tool. Covered are news and feature photography and photographic essays, including composition, impact, and creativity, for newspaper, magazines, internet, and other mass communications media.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

J 010  Magazine Writing & Production   Units: 3

This lecture and laboratory course is designed to give students an understanding of feature writing and initial practical experience in creating and publishing a college magazine. Students will learn the characteristics of different types of features, develop skills in fact-gathering, information evaluation, in-depth interviews, research, creativity and the fundamentals of good writing. The course also focuses on the strategies and techniques of magazine production.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: J 003A or ART 031 or DDP 103
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

J 095A  Journalism Work Experience   Units: 1-8

This work experience course of supervised employment assists students in acquiring desirable work habits, attitudes, and skills to enable them to become productive employees. This course also provides students with career awareness for jobs. Credit may be accrued at the rate of one to eight units per semester for a maximum of sixteen units (for a combined total of all Work Experience units). Additionally, students must work 75 paid hours or 60 non-paid hours per unit earned. This type of work experience is available to students whose job and education or occupational goals are directly related to Journalism.
Lecture Hours: None         Lab Hours: 600          Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None