2018-2019 Catalog 
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2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

COMM 2305 - Modern Editing

3 Credits (3 hrs. lec.) Methods of planning and editing modern magazines and newspapers. Emphasis on modular layout, including headlines and pictures. Course requires participation in producing school magazine and newspaper. Some Macintosh computer instruction offered. (0904015106) Prerequisite: College Level Readiness in Reading AND Writing; Six credits in journalism, or 2nd-year standing and departmental approval
Course Outcomes
1 - Demonstrate thorough knowledge of AP style.
2 - Demonstrate a clear understanding of the role of the reporter, the editor, and the copy editor/proofreader, and how these work together.
3 - Demonstrate the ability to write/edit a news story/article/column/editiorial using the proper format (i.e., inverted pyramid style for hard news.
4 - Demonstrate the ability to take a long story and cut it down to fit whatever space is available, and meet a deadline.
5 - Demonstrate knowledge of journalistic accountability and experience applying the professional journalistic code of ethics.