JRN 240 - Editing, Layout, and Design
3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 0 lab periods
Principles of news editing, layout, and design. Includes hands-on copy editing, fact-checking, proofreading, electronic page layout, typography, design, headline and caption writing, as well as, legal and professional responsibilities. Also includes grammar, language, and Associated Press style.
Course Learning Outcomes
- Explain fundamental news values and news elements, and demonstrate the ability to use reference resources to ensure accuracy.
- Edit news stories for accuracy, clarity and brevity, and demonstrate the ability to provide feedback or make revisions so a story is suitable for publication.
- Demonstrate the use of design elements to communicate information to mass audiences and assemble visually appealing, informative page designs using text, images and typography.
- Demonstrate the ability to provide feedback or make revisions so a story is suitable for publication.
- Define the legal and professional responsibilities of editors and designers, and explain the major principles of journalistic ethnics for copying editing and design.
- Assemble visually appealing, informative page designs using text, images and typography.
- Write concise, accurate, informative headlines and captions that fit the space assigned.
- Values and elements
- The Copy Editor’s Role
- The Copy Editor’s Tools
- Reference materials
- Associated Press Stylebook
- Internet use
- The Editing Process
- Story Editing
- Design Elements
- Mass audience communication
- Pages and sections
- Visual Editing
- Photo sizing
- Art usage
- Infographics creation
- Headlines and Captions
- Space requirements
- Journalistic Responsibilities
- Copy editing
Full Academic Year 2019/2020
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