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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
  1. Explain fundamental news values and news elements, and demonstrate the ability to use reference resources to ensure accuracy.
  2. 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.
  3. Demonstrate the use of design elements to communicate information to mass audiences and assemble visually appealing, informative page designs using text, images and typography.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to provide feedback or make revisions so a story is suitable for publication.
  5. Define the legal and professional responsibilities of editors and designers, and explain the major principles of journalistic ethnics for copying editing and design.
  6. Assemble visually appealing, informative page designs using text, images and typography.
  7. Write concise, accurate, informative headlines and captions that fit the space assigned.

Outline:
  1. News
    1. Values and elements
    2. The Copy Editor’s Role
  2. The Copy Editor’s Tools
    1. Reference materials
    2. Associated Press Stylebook
    3. Internet use
  3. The Editing Process
    1. Grammar
    2. Style
    3. Accuracy
    4. Fairness
  4. Story Editing
    1. Focus
    2. Structure
    3. Voice
    4. Leads
  5. Design Elements
    1. Typography
    2. Mass audience communication
    3. Pages and sections

 

  1. Visual Editing
    1. Photo sizing
    2. Art usage
    3. Infographics creation
  2. Headlines and Captions
    1. Concise
    2. Accurate
    3. Informative
    4. Space requirements
  3. Journalistic Responsibilities
    1. Legal
    2. Professional
  4. Ethics
    1. Copy editing
    2. Design


Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2019/2020



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