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Journalism and New Media Studies - CCL

Major: 5466
Effective Term: 2015 Spring Final Term: Current
Award: CCL
Total Credits: 21-22

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Journalism and New Media Studies program is designed to prepare students to work in the publishing industry whether they are just starting their career path in journalism or have a bachelor's degree in another discipline. The CCL includes courses required in journalism programs at universities throughout the state and country. An internship in journalism as well as a juried electronically submitted portfolio of published articles are also required to complete the certificate.

Program Notes:

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for each course listed in the Required Courses area.

Admission Criteria:

Completion of Program Perquisites.

Program Prerequisites
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3) 3
Required Courses
ENG235Magazine Article Writing (3) OR
JRN234Feature Writing (3) 3
JRN201News Writing 3
JRN203Writing for Online Media 3
JRN215News Production 3
JRN240ABJournalism Internship 2
JRN290Publications Portfolio 1
MCO120Media and Society 3
Restricted Electives
JRN125Photo Editing 3
JRN133Development of Small Publications 3
JRN212Broadcast Writing 3
GBS/JRN238Business Journalism 3
JRN298AASpecial Projects (1) OR
JRN298ABSpecial Projects (2) 1-2
TCM100Digital Multimedia 3

Program Competencies

  1. Write an essay on a central idea using source material as support. (ENG101)
  2. Gather news and report it in journalistic style on deadline. (JRN201)
  3. Describe the evolution of media and its impact on society. (MCO120)
  4. Apply journalism classroom instruction to work experience during a journalism internship. (JRN240AB)
  5. Write, edit, and market a variety of feature styles ranging from the “How To” to the “Feature Report.” (JRN234/ENG235)
  6. Develop a portfolio for juried review of 3-4 published objective stories with one from a publication other than the school newspaper. (JRN290)
  7. Apply reporting skills to publishing in multiple platforms online. (JRN203)
  8. Write to publication standards on deadline. (JRN215)

Additional information is available at MCCCD's Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation.

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