Course Code: JOUR 3001
Academic Year: 2017-2018
The evolving fragmentation of the audience for news and the proliferation of outlets offering information online presages the growing opportunity for journalism grads capable of gathering, editing and posting breaking news. Decision-making, problem solving and critical thinking skills are developed and tested as students move through the operation of a daily news website. Following initial discussion and analysis and shadowing of several breaking news 24 or 7 operations, students produce a news website. Starting weekly and ramping up to daily posting, students assign, research, shoot, write, edit and package news items for distribution on the News Now website. Working to deadline and professional standards of writing, interviewing and production, students have ample opportunity to demonstrate mastery in determining the news value, impact and timeliness of any news story.