J216 :  Reporting I

A beginning class in news writing. Emphasis is placed on writing leads, developing the story and a sense for news. Character and communication of news, as well as the rights and responsibilities of journalists are explored.
Prerequisite: RD090 and WR090, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels. Keyboarding ability or a concurrent keyboarding class is required.
Credit Hours: 3
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