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MSC 202 Writing for the Print Media II
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2005
SUN#: None
Credit Breakdown: 2 lectures, 3 labs
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F

Description: Advanced reporting of feature stories, interviews, reviews, columns and editorials.

Prerequisites: MSC 102

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. Gather, write, and edit the news.
2. Recognize the elements of news.
3. Organize a news story.
4. Apply the Associated Press style.
5. Meet established deadlines.
6. Use correct spelling, punctuation and grammar.
7. Describe the importance and purpose of professional journalism in news gathering and reporting.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
1. Apply advanced strategies for news writing.
2. Identify all ten elements of the news and describe with at least 85% accuracy.
3. Outline and organize a news story applying established standards.
4. Incorporate current Associated Press style into writing of copy for publication.
5. Complete and submit copy to conform to established deadline schedule.
6. Apply conventions of standard English spelling, punctuation and grammar to writing.
7. Comply with established current legal and ethical standards related to news gathering and reporting.