- Compare and evaluate various forms of mass media and their effect on society.
- Use critical reasoning skills to distinguish fact from opinion and judge the credibility of various information sources.
- Describe and apply basic mass media principles as well as social science methods (e.g. interviews, observation and surveys) to analyze examples from the media.
- Illustrate and explain why an understanding of news and media literacy is important in the 21st century.
- Apply basic journalistic concepts and principles to produce multimedia stories that can be published online.
- Generate story ideas and determine the best way to convey those stories through text, audio, photography, video and/ or infographics.
- Gather essential information for a story, including conducting interviews, following through on assignments and meeting deadlines.
- Take pictures using a digital camera applying concepts of photocomposition and then edit them using editing software.
“C” or better in ENG 100.
- Analyze the quality of coverage in stories produced by the mass media to become a more informed consumer of news.
- Describe the basic journalistic issues related to news values and communication law and ethics.
- Produce various multimedia writing (print, online media, and video) using journalistic concepts and principles.
- Write, edit and proofread stories for readability, clarity, accuracy, news value, conciseness and mechanics.
Credit for or registration in JOUR 150 or JOUR 250 or consent of instructor
- Produce various news videos and short documentaries independently or in groups that meet professional journalistic standards and ethics
- Generate story ideas; research, gather and organize information; follow through on assignments; and meet deadlines
- Apply basic knowledge and skills of digital video production including cinematography, sound and editing
- Critically analyze news videos and documentaries produced by the mass media
Credit for CM 120 or JOUR 120; or consent of instructor.
- Produce various news videos independently or in groups that meet professional journalistic standards and can be published on the Ka ‘Ohana website.
- Generate story ideas; research, gather and organize information; work collaboratively with editors and reporters; follow through on assignments; and meet deadlines.
- Develop basic knowledge and skills of digital video production including cinematography, sound and editing.
- Critically analyze news videos produced by the mass media.
Grade of C or better in ENG 100 and credit for or registration in JOUR 205 or 250; or consent of instructor. NOTE: credits are variable 1 to 3 credits.
- Apply basic journalistic concepts and principles to produce a range of articles that meet standards for publication, including readability, accuracy, news style and mechanics.
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of page design principles and software to produce pages for a tabloid publication.
- Apply knowledge of photography to take pictures using a digital camera and to edit them for publications.
- As part of a team, produce a monthly publication that meets journalistic standards for news value, readability, accuracy, objectivity, clarity, balance and fairness.
- Demonstrate an ability to generate story ideas, meet deadlines, gather and organize information, and follow through on assignments.