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Journalism at Skyline College Fall 2012

August 3, 2012

As we approach the fall 2012 semester at Skyline College, perhaps you are considering a journalism course. Good idea! Why? There are many reasons:

  • All people need some journalistic training in this era of social media, whether you post reviews on Yelp or upload video or photos to sites like YouTube.  Since we all are potential citizen journalists, we all need the training.
  • You’ll increase your writing and communication skills.
  • You’ll get UC and/or CSU transferable units.

The course that is the bread and butter of the program is Journalism 120:  Writing and Reporting for the Media.  Whether you are a journalism major or not, this course will teach you to write concisely and with accuracy.  You’ll learn such things as:

  • How to interview someone so that they will talk to you.
  • How to write captivating, informative leads that will get your stories read.
  • The difference between writing for a newspaper and writing for broadcast.
  • How to shape a news story, how to use quotes, and how to write balanced, fair articles.
  • The difference between a news article, a feature article and an opinion piece.

You’ll also be introduced to social media and multimedia skills, skills that are a must-have for many careers, not just journalism.

Want more information?  Check out the course schedule at the Skyline College website.  We hope to see you soon!

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