Academic Catalog

Journalism (JRNL)

JRNL 22A  •  INTRODUCTION TO REPORTING & NEWSWRITING

JRNL 22A Details
Units: 5
Hours: 4 lecture, 3 laboratory per week (84 total per quarter)
Advisory: ENGL 1A, 1AH, or 1S & 1T; not open to students with credit in JRNL 52A.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: CSU/UC
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable
Formerly: JRNL 52A

An introduction to gathering, synthesizing/organizing and writing news in journalistic style across multiple platforms. Includes role of the journalist and related legal and ethical issues, including instruction and practice in reporting and the fundamentals of news writing for media, with analysis of typical news stories. Concentration on the language and style of news writing; organization and structure of news stories; the lead and the basic story types. Students will report and write based on their original interviews and research to produce news content. Experiences may include covering speeches, meetings, and other events, writing under deadline and use of AP Style.

JRNL 22B  •  INTERMEDIATE REPORTING/NEWSWRITING

JRNL 22B Details
Units: 5
Hours: 4 lecture, 3 laboratory per week (84 total per quarter)
Advisory: ENGL 1A, 1AH, or 1S & 1T; not open to students with credit in JRNL 21A.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: CSU/UC
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable
Formerly: JRNL 21A

This course is a continuation of the introductory newswriting/reporting course (JRNL 22A) and focuses on coverage of public affairs beats, including local and regional government, police, courts, and school and city boards. Fundamentals in feature writing for newspapers, magazines and other media with instruction and practice in profile, human interest, consumer and interpretive news features. It includes both on- and off-campus reporting and writing/news presentation for a variety of news purposes and through multiple platforms with practical experience in interviewing, writing special story types and revising.

JRNL 53A  •  STUDENT MEDIA PRACTICUM I

JRNL 53A Details
Units: 5
Hours: 3 lecture, 6 laboratory per week (108 total per quarter)
Advisory: ENGL 1A, 1AH, or 1S & 1T; not open to students with credit in JRNL 49.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: CSU
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable
Formerly: JRNL 49

Provides practical experience in creating basic news and feature content as members of the college newspaper, magazine or online media staff, which 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. Includes practical experience in design/layout, visual, online, multimedia journalism, and emerging technologies. Must be student-produced with student leadership.

JRNL 53B  •  STUDENT MEDIA PRACTICUM II

JRNL 53B Details
Units: 5
Hours: 2 lecture, 9 laboratory per week (132 total per quarter)
Advisory: ENGL 1A, 1AH, or 1S & 1T; not open to students with credit in JRNL 25.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: CSU
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable
Formerly: JRNL 25

This course provides practical experience in creating longer and complex news, feature and visual content as a member of the college newspaper, magazine or online media staff, requiring higher skill level and/or leadership/management involvement than JRNL 53A. Intermediate student media practicum 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. Includes practical experience in design/layout, visual, online, multimedia journalism, emerging technologies and leadership/management. Must be student-produced with student leadership.

JRNL 60  •  EDITORIAL LEADERSHIP FOR STUDENT NEWS MEDIA

JRNL 60 Details
Units: 2
Hours: 6 laboratory per week (72 total per quarter)
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: CSU
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Practical experience in planning, assigning, editing and placing print, video and/or web content as members of the college newspaper, magazine or media staff.

JRNL 61  •  REPORTING FOR STUDENT NEWS MEDIA

JRNL 61 Details
Units: 2
Hours: 6 laboratory per week (72 total per quarter)
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: CSU
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Practical experience contributing as a reporter to the college newspaper and/or digital media as a reporter.

JRNL 62  •  DIGITAL PRODUCTION FOR STUDENT MEDIA

JRNL 62 Details
Units: 2
Hours: 6 laboratory per week (72 total per quarter)
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: CSU
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Practical experience contributing as a digital content producer to the college news media.

JRNL 64  •  PHOTOGRAPHY FOR STUDENT MEDIA

JRNL 64 Details
Units: 2
Hours: 6 laboratory per week (72 total per quarter)
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: CSU
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Practical experience contributing as a photographer to the college newspaper and/or digital media as a reporter.

JRNL 70R  •  INDEPENDENT STUDY IN JOURNALISM

JRNL 70R Details
Units: 1
Hours: 3 laboratory per week (36 total per quarter)
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: CSU
Grade Type: Letter Grade Only
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Provides an opportunity for the student to expand their studies in Journalism beyond the classroom by completing a project or an assignment arranged by agreement between the student and instructor. The student is required to contract with the instructor to determine the scope of assignment and the unit value assigned for successful completion. Students may take a maximum of 6 units of Independent Study per department.

JRNL 71R  •  INDEPENDENT STUDY IN JOURNALISM

JRNL 71R Details
Units: 2
Hours: 6 laboratory per week (72 total per quarter)
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: CSU
Grade Type: Letter Grade Only
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Provides an opportunity for the student to expand their studies in Journalism beyond the classroom by completing a project or an assignment arranged by agreement between the student and instructor. The student is required to contract with the instructor to determine the scope of assignment and the unit value assigned for successful completion. Students may take a maximum of 6 units of Independent Study per department.

JRNL 72R  •  INDEPENDENT STUDY IN JOURNALISM

JRNL 72R Details
Units: 3
Hours: 9 laboratory per week (108 total per quarter)
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: CSU
Grade Type: Letter Grade Only
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Provides an opportunity for the student to expand their studies in Journalism beyond the classroom by completing a project or an assignment arranged by agreement between the student and instructor. The student is required to contract with the instructor to determine the scope of assignment and the unit value assigned for successful completion. Students may take a maximum of 6 units of Independent Study per department.

JRNL 73R  •  INDEPENDENT STUDY IN JOURNALISM

JRNL 73R Details
Units: 4
Hours: 12 laboratory per week (144 total per quarter)
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: CSU
Grade Type: Letter Grade Only
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Provides an opportunity for the student to expand their studies in Journalism beyond the classroom by completing a project or an assignment arranged by agreement between the student and instructor. The student is required to contract with the instructor to determine the scope of assignment and the unit value assigned for successful completion. Students may take a maximum of 6 units of Independent Study per department.