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    DMS 193SEM - Fundamentals Of Journalism
    Fundamentals Of Journalism STA Enrollment Information (not real time - data refreshed nightly)
    Class #:   17527   Enrollment Capacity:   10
    Section:   STA   Enrollment Total:   9
    Credits:   3.00 credits   Seats Available:   1
    Dates:   08/27/2018 - 12/07/2018   Status:   OPEN WITH RESERVES
    Days, Time:   W , 7:00 PM - 9:40 PM
    Room:   Clemen 438 view map
    Location:   North Campus      
    Reserve Capacities
    Description Enrollment Capacity Enrollment Total  
    Media Study: Seats Reserved 5 4  
      Course Description
    Introduction to journalism that uses Buffalo as a backdrop to finding news and topics for feature stories. Course includes practice in the basic techniques of journalism, including finding and producing a print and broadcast news story on deadline, thinking in relation to the screen, and packaging stories for the web and broadcast media. This course will teach you to think, act and write like a journalist. The course is a gateway into the Journalism Certificate program and will provide an introduction to the basic principles of research, reporting and writing for print, broadcast and the web. We will cover essential reporting tools (researching, interviewing, observing) and learn to write hard news stories, short features, blogs, TV broadcasts and reported opinion pieces. You may even write the same story for three different mediums. By the end of the semester, you will be able to produce a news story on deadline for print or web and develop news feature ideas and report and write them competently. If a big story breaks, prepare to cover it. In the classroom, in addition to lectures, presentations, discussions and assignment reviews, students will do writing exercises, lots of writing exercises. Outside the classroom, students will cover assignments in the city. To be a good reporter you have to be informed about what's happening in the world around you. For this class, you have to read The New York Times and Buffalo News every day. This course is the same as ENG 193 and course repeat rules will apply. Students should consult with their major department regarding any restrictions on their degree requirements.
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