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JOUR 101: Reporting/Writing I
(3) F, S - CSU, UC*
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB
Course Advisories: COMP 151AB

Introduction to reporting and writing for the news media. Students learn beginning reporting techniques and write basic news articles. Focus on journalistic style, along with accuracy, fairness, depth, context and ethical behavior. Online and print publication in campus news media offered. Word processing skills needed. (*UC Transfer Limit: JOUR 101 and 102 combined: maximum credit, one course)

JOUR 121: The Channels: Reporting/Writing
(3) F, S - CSU
Prerequisite or Corequisite: JOUR 101
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB
Corequisite: JOUR 101

Students report and develop news stories and packages for SBCC's student news publication. They are assigned a campus "beat" and generate news and feature articles, working on assignment from the Editorial Board. Deadlines and ethical, professional behavior stressed.

JOUR 122: Channels Newspaper Lab 2
(4) F, S - CSU
Prerequisites: JOUR 121

Students publish SBCC's online and print newspaper. They report and write articles and produce audio-video projects about campus arts, events, issues and personalities. They edit content, design print pages and prepare content for online publication. Deadlines and ethical, professional behavior stressed.

JOUR 122A: The Channels: Newswriting & Editing
(4) F, S - CSU
Prerequisite: JOUR 121 with a minimum grade of C

Students write and edit articles and multimedia packages for SBCC's student news publications. They edit content for grammatical correctness, accuracy, completeness and style. They write headlines, cutlines, and insert navigational hyperlinks. Deadlines and ethical, professional behavior stressed.

JOUR 122B: The Channels: Editing & Publishing
(4) F, S - CSU
Prerequisites: JOUR 122A

Students publish content for SBCC's student news publications. They prepare all content for press and online distribution, promote via social media, and monitor the online news site. Deadlines and ethical, professional behavior stressed.

JOUR 123: Channels Newspaper Lab for Artists
(3) F,S - CSU

Students produce photographs, illustrations, cartoons, informational graphics, page design or multimedia projects for The Channels, SBCC's online and print newspaper. They depict campus arts, events, issues and personalities, working on assignment from the Editorial Board. Deadlines and professional behavior stressed.

JOUR 123A: The Channels: Photojournalism
(4) F, S - CSU

Students produce photographs and photo illustrations and write captions for The Channels, SBCC's student news site. They capture images from campus arts, sporting, music and news events, and depict campus issues and personalities, working on assignment from the Editorial Board. Deadlines, ethics and professional behavior stressed.

JOUR 123B: The Channels: Publication Design
(4) F, S - CSU

Students design graphics and/or illustrations for The Channels, SBCC's student news publication. They create informational-interactive graphics, advertisements, illustrations and editorial cartoons. All work is completed on assignment for publication.

JOUR 135: Public Relations
(3) F, S, Summer - CSU
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Survey of public relations history, theories and practices, focusing on applications to business, public and nonprofit agencies and institutions. Practical approach to using the media, creating press releases, organizing and executing campaigns, and promoting favorable relations with various segments of the public.

JOUR 190: Photojournalism
(3) F - CSU
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103
Course Advisories: PHOTO 209

Skills and techniques of contemporary photojournalism. Topics include news and editorial sources, photographing single events and extended picture stories, and ethics. Skills include control of color, portable electronic flash, and an introduction to electronic processes for contemporary publication. Current portrait approaches in commercial, documentary and fine art photography, and portraiture are covered. GDP 209 strongly recommended; or equivalent experience or interview with instructor.

JOUR 201: Reporting/Writing 2
(3) S - CSU
Prerequisite: JOUR 101
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110HR
Corequisite: JOUR 121 or 122 (must be taken concurrently)

Study and practice in reporting and writing for the news media. Students combine traditional journalistic skills with audio, video and other multimedia components. Focus on effective storytelling and journalistic professionalism and ethics. Online and print publication required.

JOUR 215: Editorial Board
(1) F, S
Prerequisites: JOUR 101 and JOUR 121
Co-Requisites: JOUR 122
Course Advisory: ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Limitation on Enrollment: Must be an appointed member of The Channels Editorial Board. Student editors plan and assign content for the print and online editions of The Channels. Editors manage and assign all news, feature, opinion, arts and sports coverage, including photography, video and graphics. They oversee staffing and policy issues, and serve as the public face of The Channels to the campus and local community.

JOUR 215A: The Channels: Section Editor
(1) F, S
Prerequisite: JOUR 101 and JOUR 121 with a minimum grade of C and/or
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB
Corequisite: JOUR 122A and/or JOUR 123A or JOUR 123B with a minimum grade of "C"

Students plan, assign and coordinate coverage for specific sections of The Channels. Sections are news, art and entertainment, features, opinion and sports. They oversee staffing and policy issues, and serve as the public face of The Channels to the campus and local community.

JOUR 215B: The Channels: Publication Editor
(1) F - CSU
Prerequisite: JOUR 215A with a minimum grade of P
Concurrent Corequisite: JOUR 122B or JOUR 123A or JOUR 123B or JOUR 221 with a minimum grade of C

Limitation on Enrollment: Limited number of positions available. Editors must be appointed by adviser. Students plan, assign and coordinate the entire content of The Channels publications. They oversee reporting and photo coverage, and design, video and multimedia components. They preside over staffing and policy issues, and serve as the public face of The Channels to the campus and local community.

JOUR 215C: The Channels: Publication Manager
(1) F, S
Prerequisites: JOUR 215B with a minimum grade of P
Corequisites: JOUR 221 (concurrent)

Limitation on Enrollment: A limited number of these top editorial positions are available. Enrollment must be recommended by the faculty adviser. Student editors manage The Channels business operations and provide general oversight of the website and its traffic. They continue to work with the Editorial Board to plan, assign and coordinate news content.

JOUR 221: Multimedia Reporting
(4) F,S
Prerequisites: JOUR 123A and JOUR 121 both with a minimum grade of "C"

An introduction to multimedia storytelling with a journalism emphasis. Includes use of video, photos, audio and text to convey interactive news and feature stories suitable for publication on the web and mobile devices. Emphasis on techniques in digital research, critical thinking and synthesis.

JOUR 271: Creative Writing: Non-fiction
(3) F, S - CSU, UC
Prerequisites: ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB, with a "C" or better
Course Advisories: ENG 111 or ENG 111H or ENG 111GB or ENG 111HG

Advanced study and practice of creative writing in non-fiction genres.

JOUR 290: Work Experience in Journalism
(1-4) F, S, Summer - CSU
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB
Course Advisories: JOUR 123 with a minimum grade of "C"

Work with local news publications, Web sites or broadcasters as an employee; follow employer policies/rules. Attend one campus-based orientation. Keep record of time worked and secure an end-of-semester employer's evaluation. Experiential Learning consists of 60 hours per unit of unpaid work or 75 hours of paid work.

JOUR 295: Internship In Journalism
(2-4) F, S - CSU
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Limitation on Enrollment: Completion of two courses (in applicable area of emphasis) at SBCC prior to enrolling in internship course Structured internship program in which students gain experience with community news media outlets related to their area of emphasis.

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