EMC 249 Electronic News Gathering: An Introduction (3 credits)

This course introduces students to the concepts and practices of professional news gathering for electronic media. The role of news in media is explained, with emphasis on identifying basic forms of news delivery. Students will practice the techniques of determining a story's newsworthiness, researching, copy writing, interviewing, producing, writing to the image and editing news stories. Additional emphasis will be placed upon ethics and professionalism in electronic news. Prerequisite: EMC 169; EMC majors only.