Nov 23, 2020  
2019-2020 Catalog 
2019-2020 Catalog

COM 115 Student Newspaper Publishing

Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG 101 . COM 121  recommended but not required.
3 credits

In this hands-on course, students join the staff of The Voice, our student-run campus newspaper, contributing writing, photography, editing, and design skills to the publication. Participants will learn how a newspaper operates; how to generate, refine, and revise strong story ideas for a student newspaper; how to use photographs and graphics effectively; how editors oversee the publication; and how layout, design and production interrelate to create the final product. Working as a team to create a realistic newsroom experience, students will receive individual attention and coaching and will develop a clearer sense of how newspapers and related media function. The course is open to all students with an interest in writing, graphic and web design, photography, current events and journalism.