Journalism (JRN)

Division: Humanities and Bilingual Studies Division

JRN 141  Writing for the Media  (3 Credits)  

This introductory course explores content, structure, and the nature of writing for print, broadcast (TV/Radio) and electronic journalism.

Pre-requisites: TRANSFERRED ENG 101 with a score of 889 or Pre-reg. Eng 101 waiver only with a score of 906 or COLLEGE DEGREE with a score of 988 or Transf. Eng 101 Mth 100 with a score of 999

JRN 142  News Reporting (Print)  (3 Credits)  

This course includes evaluation of news stories, reports, news gathering methods, interviewing, writing of leads and stories. Also, students will use the library, internet and other appropriate sources for research, and they will examine concepts and theories related to journalism.

Pre-requisites: JRN 141 with a minimum grade of C

JRN 145  Journalism Internship  (1 Credit)  

The Journalism Internship is designed to give students seeking a career in journalism/communications the practical experience towards completion of their program. Students will have the opportunity to work on the Essex County College Observer (ECCO), the College newspaper and/or other approved publications.

Pre-requisites: JRN 141 with a minimum grade of C and JRN 142 with a minimum grade of C

JRN 243  Introduction to News Broadcast  (3 Credits)  

This is an introductory course to broadcast news writing and reporting for television, radio and online

Pre-requisites: JRN 141 with a minimum grade of C and JRN 142 with a minimum grade of C

JRN 245  Politics and the Media  (3 Credits)  

This is a survey course that focuses on media coverage of politics, special interest groups and political parties. Topics include analysis of media influence on politicians and advocacy groups. These will include the use of advertising and how media messages impact voters as well as the effect political campaigns have on society and democracy. Emphasis will be placed upon polls, focus groups and various audiences.

Pre-requisites: JRN 141 with a minimum grade of C and JRN 142 with a minimum grade of C