Clackamas Community College

Journalism (J)

J-134  Photojournalism  
4 credits, Not Offered Every Term  

Introduces the student to photojournalism, emphasizing composition, lighting and creative ways to illustrate a news story through photography.

J-211  Mass Media & Society  
4 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring  

This course takes students through a critical study of the production and consumption of mass media, including television, radio, books, film, news, advertising and the internet. Students also examine the economic and social organization of mass media, the growth of new media technologies, and the relationship between media and the public.

Recommended: WRD-098 or placement in WR-121  
J-215  College Newspaper: Writing & Photography  
3 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring  

Students work as writers, photographers and editors on The Clackamas Print, the college's student-run newspaper and its website. Students study and produce news stories and news photos. In doing so, they learn different writing styles, photography rules, ethical standards of news gathering and the rights of a free press in a democracy. May be repeated for up to 6 credits.

Recommended: Placement in WR-121  
J-216  Writing for Media  
4 credits, Not Offered Every Term  

Introduces students to the fundamentals of writing for various media including journalism, public relations and other communications-related fields. Topics include news gathering, interviewing and media law, with an emphasis on writing for the web, print, broadcast and social media.

Recommended: WRD-098 or placement in WR-121  
J-220  Pod, Broad and Social - Journalism Across Platforms  
4 credits, Not Offered Every Term  

Students will learn to produce and publish news stories for a variety of platforms, including podcasting, TV, YouTube and other media. Lab component included.

Recommended: WRD-098 or placement in WR-121  
J-221  Pod, Broad and Social - Intermediate Journalism Across Platforms  
4 credits, Not Offered Every Term  

Students will learn intermediate skills to produce and publish news stories for a variety of platforms, including podcasting, TV, YouTube and other media. Lab component included.

Prerequisites: J-220 with a C or better
Recommended: WRD-098 or placement in WR-121
  
J-225  Intermediate College Newspaper: Writing & Photography  
3 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring  

Intermediate news writing and photojournalism for publication in the student-run Clackamas Print and its online media. Generate original story ideas, publish photo essays and complete more complicated interviews on multiple projects in news, arts, sports and opinion writing. Apply media ethics to social, online and print media. May be repeated for up to 6 credits.

Prerequisites: J-215
Recommended: Placement in WR-121
  
J-226  Introduction to College Newspaper: Design & Production  
4 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring  

Offers students interested in page design and news production basic skills to create the student newspaper, The Clackamas Print, including writing headlines, editing photography and using Adobe InDesign. May be repeated for up to 8 credits.

Recommended: Placement in WR-121  
J-227  Intermediate College Newspaper: Design & Production  
4 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring  

Offers students interested in page design and news production intermediate skills to create the student newspaper, The Clackamas Print, including writing headlines, editing photography and using Adobe InDesign. May be repeated for up to 8 credits.

Prerequisites: J-226  
J-228  Advanced College Newspaper: Design & Production  
4 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring  

Offers students interested in page design and news production advanced skills to create the student newspaper, The Clackamas Print, including writing headlines, editing photography and using Adobe InDesign. May be repeated for up to 8 credits.

Prerequisites: J-227  
J-235  Advanced College Newspaper: Writing & Photography  
3 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring  

Advanced news writing and photography for publication online, in social media and in the student-run newspaper, The Clackamas Print. Students apply Associated Press style, use journalism ethics and cover a variety of topics and events in words and photos to build their journalism portfolios. May be repeated for up to 6 credits.

Prerequisites: J-225
Recommended: Placement in WR-121
  
J-280  Journalism/CWE  
2-6 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring/Summer  

Cooperative work experience. Provides the student with on-the-job experience and training related to journalism. Variable Credit: 2-6 credits. Required: Student Petition.

Corequisites: CWE-281  
J-280A  Public Relations/CWE  
2-6 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring/Summer  

Cooperative work experience. Provides the student with on-the-job experience and training related to public relations. Variable Credit: 2-6 credits. Required: Student Petition.