Journalism Courses

Journalism Courses

JRN 102 FUNDAMENTALS OF PHOTOGRAPHY / 3 credits
This course will explore basic camera and digital darkroom techniques. Students will cultivate the aesthetic and conceptual skills of photographic image making. Success in this course will be measured in the understanding of basic cameera functions, basic digital imaging skills (scanning, retouching, printing), conceptual development and a final portfolio. (Same as ART 102)

JRN 203 NEWS WRITING / 3 credits
An introduction to basic news and news-feature writing with practical experience. Style and form of media news writing included.

JRN 303 NEWS EDITING / 3 credits
Principles of editing for the print media, with emphasis on the use of computers. AP style. Design and layout. Newsroom organization and management.

JRN 372 PRACTICUM IN WRITING / 1-3 credits
Practical experience in writing for publication, under professional supervision. Placement on student newspaper or yearbook or in the Lyon public relations office. Prerequisite: JRN 203 or permission of instructor.

JRN 373 PRACTICUM IN EDITING / 1-3 credits
Practical experience in editing material for publication, under professional supervision. Placement with Lyon College publications. Prerequisite: JRN 303 or permission of instructor.

JRN 382 SPECIAL TOPICS IN JOURNALISM / 3 credits
Study of selected topics in journalism. Prerequisites will vary.

JRN 401 INTERNSHIP / 3 credits
Professional experience in publications through work at a business or news organization. With the assistance of college faculty and staff, students find a part-time job during the academic year or a full-time job during the summer. Prerequisite: JRN 372 or 373.

JRN 450 INDEPENDENT STUDY / variable credit
Concentrated study in selected topic.