Broadcast Journalism Course Number

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Title: Broadcast Journalism Course Number: J- 221
Credits: 4
Date: April 2011

Institution: Clackamas Community College
Outline Developed by: Andy Mingo - English Department
Type of Program: Lower Division Collegiate

Course Description:

This course offers students interested in Broadcast Journalism intermediate skills of broadcast reporting, videography, editing, compression, and uploading for broadcast.

Course Objectives:

  • foster teamwork needed to run a broadcast news crew.

  • focus on techniques of video editing specific to broadcast.

  • emphasize familiarity with compressing video stories into various digital formats suitable for broadcast.

  • illustrate ability to manage video upload onto a broadcast web site.

Student Learning Outcomes:

After successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  1. manage a news crew to follow up and record video news stories. (AL2)

  2. edit video news stories. (AL1)

  3. compress video into needed formats.

  4. upload and update video news stories onto an internet server.

Length of Course: 44 lecture and 11 lab hours
Grading Method: Letter grade (A-F) and Pass/NoPass
Prerequisites: Pass J-220 with C or better, or instructor’s consent.
Recommended: Pass WR-095 or placement in WR-121.

Major Topic Outline:

  1. Manage a news crew using effective production techniques.

  2. Edit video news stories according to current broadcast style.

  3. Create of audio and video transitions.

  4. Compress video into appropriate broadcast formats.

  5. Upload video news stories onto an internet server.

  6. Update story links.


Mark outcomes addressed by this course:

  • Mark “C” if this course completely addresses the outcome. Students who successfully complete this course are likely to have attained this learning outcome.

  • Mark “S” if this course substantially addresses the outcome. More than one course is required for the outcome to be completely addressed. Students who successfully complete all of the required courses are likely to have attained this learning outcome.

  • Mark “P” if this course partially addresses the outcome. Students will have been exposed to the outcome as part of the class, but the class is not a primary means for attaining the outcome and assessment for general education purposes may not be necessary.

As a result of completing the AAOT /ASOT general education requirements, students will be able to:

WR: Writing Outcomes

1. Read actively, think critically, and write purposefully and capably for academic and, in some
cases, professional audiences.

2. Locate, evaluate, and ethically utilize information to communicate effectively.

3. Demonstrate appropriate reasoning in response to complex issues.

SP: Speech/Oral Communication Outcomes

1. Engage in ethical communication processes that accomplish goals.

2. Respond to the needs of diverse audiences and contexts.

3. Build and manage relationships.

MA: Mathematics Outcomes

1. Use appropriate mathematics to solve problems.

2. Recognize which mathematical concepts are applicable to a scenario, apply appropriate
mathematics and technology in its analysis, and then accurately interpret, validate, and

communicate the results.

AL: Arts and Letters Outcomes i

1. Interpret and engage in the Arts & Letters, making use of the creative process to enrich the quality of


2. Critically analyze values and ethics within a range of human experience and expression to engage
more fully in local and global issues.


SS: Social Science Outcomes

1. Apply analytical skills to social phenomena in order to understand human behavior.

2. Apply knowledge and experience to foster personal growth and better appreciate the diverse social
world in which we live.

SC: Science or Computer Science Outcomes

1. Gather, comprehend, and communicate scientific and technical information in order to explore
ideas, models, and solutions and generate further questions.

2. Apply scientific and technical modes of inquiry, individually, and collaboratively, to critically
evaluate existing or alternative explanations, solve problems, and make evidence-based decisions
in an ethical manner.

3. Assess the strengths and weaknesses of scientific studies and critically examine the influence of
scientific and technical knowledge on human society and the environment.

CL: Cultural Literacy Outcomeii

1. Identify and analyze complex practices, values, and beliefs and the culturally and historically
defined meanings of difference.

IL: Information Literacy Outcomesiii

1. Formulate a problem statement.

2. Determine the nature and extent of the information needed to address the problem.

3. Access relevant information effectively and efficiently.

4. Evaluate information and its course critically.

5. Understand many of the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information.

i Arts and Letters” refers to works of art, whether written, crafted, designed, or performed and documents of historical or cultural significance.

ii Must be embedded in a course that meets the outcomes for Arts and Letters, Social Science, or Science/Computer Science.

iii Must be embedded in the general education required Writing courses Revised 2010-2011 to reflect Statewide AAOT outcomes

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