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Journalism

Journalism offers instructional and career technical training in reporting and nonfiction story production across multiple platforms, including print, photography, video, audio, social media and digital media. Students are trained to develop story ideas, report them, and produce them in suitable formats. Students also learn about news writing, interviewing, reporting, editing, freelancing, photojournalism, multimedia story production, journalism history, media law and journalism ethics. This program prepares students for transfer to upper division courses, as well as offers practical career technical training in the field of journalism. The skills developed in journalism classes help students think critically and develop storytelling techniques in any career they might pursue. Careers in this field include book editor, copywriter, film critic, foreign correspondent, freelance writing, online editor, multimedia story producer, journalist, magazine editor, news anchor, newspaper editor, publicist, sportswriter, and technical writer.

JOURN 1, The News 3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU C-ID: JOUR 110. Prerequisite: None. Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

An introductory course in planning stories, news gathering, organizing and writing news across multiple platforms. Students learn to report and write news stories based on their own reporting, including original interviews and research, and how to use AP style. Stories include both news and features, and may include covering events, public lectures, meetings and other local stories. Students will be made aware of legal and ethical issues related to journalism.

Course Number:1454 Time:10:15 a.m.-12:20 p.m. MTWTh Location:CMD 105 Instructor:Stambler L S Above section 1454 meets at the Center for Media and Design, 1660 Stewart Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404.

Course Number:1455 Time:Arrange-9 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Rubin S M Above section 1455 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smc.edu/OnlineEd.

Course Number:1456 Time:Arrange-9 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Obsatz S B Above section 1456 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smc.edu/OnlineEd.

Course Number:1457 Time:Arrange-9 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Blaize-Hopkins A N Above section 1457 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smc.edu/OnlineEd.

NewCourse Number:1736 Time:Arrange-9 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:BObsatz S B Above section 1736 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smc.edu/OnlineEd.

JOURN 15, Introduction to Multimedia Storytelling 3 units

Transfer: CSU C-ID: JOUR 120. Prerequisite: None.

This course provides an introduction to multimedia storytelling with a nonfiction focus. Students learn how to produce multimedia content such as digital videos, audio slideshows, blogs, web pages, podcasts and other emerging digital media content. The course trains students to produce multimedia content for an online news site such as The Corsair, but is also useful for students with a more casual interest in multimedia production. Students also learn about ethical and social issues affecting multimedia storytelling.

Course Number:1458 Time:Arrange-9 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Rubin S M Above section 1458 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smc.edu/OnlineEd.

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