Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option
Description: This course is designed to provide additional ongoing experience in the production and publication of a student newspaper. Emphasis is placed on helping students progress in the gathering and writing of news and features. This class provides exposure to the journalistic process beyond the entry level and guides students to polish reporting, newswriting, editing, design, and photography skills, tackle more complex subjects, and assume more responsibility for the design of their own pages. Students continue to develop research skills and engage in the evaluation and analysis of information and are guided by ongoing advice, criticism and evaluation from a faculty adviser. Students enrolled in the course for 2 units are expected to participate in the production of the student newspaper for at least 6 hours per week, while students enrolled in the course for 3 units are expected to participate at least 9 hours and contribute more extensively to the layout and/or production of the paper.