CA 311 Editing, Layout, & Design
SP 2010 HO
Professor of Journalism
Copley 2 South
12:00 - 1:15 PM
The Associated Press
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Engagement with the ideas of the course is the essential
prerequisite for higher level learning. The teacher serves as a guide to the
construction of meaning, the development of skills and dispositions, the
recognition of what constitutes excellence, and the consideration of ethical
issues. Reading and writing are essential tools to achieve depth of
understanding and criticism. The essence of a course is contained in the
questions it raises for students and for the teacher. Questioning is a critical
skill in learning and practicing journalism.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
= 90 points
Scavenger Hunt = 100 points
spread = 100 points
of a Publication = 100 points
may have some in-class projects for points during the semester as needed
grade based on the traditional 90% - 100% A; 80% - 89% B; 70% - 79% C; 60% -
69% = D
Late Submission of Course Materials:
late papers will be accepted. I do not plan to make exceptions to this rule,
for your good and for mine. In a newsroom or a public relations organization
late assignment are not acceptable.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
(You can count on changes in
this as we move through the semester…)
· The editor’s role and the nature of journalism as a
form of communication first two sessions.
Copy editing will be first. We will begin Stylebook
quizzes Jan. 20 and continue with them each session through Feb. 22 , worth 10
points each for a total 90 points
Copy editing discussion and practice Jan. 13 – Feb. 10; begin editing
spreads Feb. 10
Begin discussion of HTK Feb 1 – 10. Headline Scavenger Hunt assigned
Feb. 10 and due March 3
You get first copy for your spread Feb. 17
Discussion of design begins Feb. 22; design practice through March 17
when spread design begins
Scavenger Hunt due March 3. 100 points
All materials for spreads in your hands March 15; Spreads due March 31.
Analysis of a Publication assigned April 5; Analysis due April 30, last
day of class 100 points
Spreads refined and integrated into magazine April 7- April 21.
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92
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INSTRUCTOR'S NOTE ON PLAGIARISM: I don’t intend to get into a debate about the
definition of plagiarism. If you appropriate someone else’s work without
attribution, that’s theft. If caught, you will be given an F on the paper or
project. Period. If you don’t understand the nature of plagiarism, ask me. We
will discuss this in class.
If I discover the paper is not your work, I will
treat it as an act of plagiarism. If I even suspect the paper is not your work,
I may ask you to prove you wrote the paper.
YOU ARE HERE: Editing,
Layout and Design is a course in communication arts for journalism,
photojournalism and public relations majors, focused on mastery of editing and
design skills for use on many platforms.
WHAT SHOULD YOU SAVE FOR THE
If you are a journalism or photojournalism major you should save your
cumulative magazine spread and your analysis of a newspaper for your senior
purpose of media education is to produce well-rounded graduates who have
critical thinking skills as well as practical skills, and who have an
understanding of the philosophy of the media and a dedication to the public
service role that the media have in our society.”
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
Task Force, 1996, p. 106
The communication arts graduate in journalism is a thinking journalist capable
of adapting to change and creating change in the profession, open-minded,
committed to truth and the empowerment of all citizens through the arts of
journalism. Specifically, the graduate exhibits excellence in craft and an
analytical approach to problems. The graduate recognizes excellence and strives
to produce it. The graduate’s professional and personal ethics are in harmony,
motivated by a sense of purpose for good in the community. The graduate celebrates
individuality and respects differences while searching for the common good.
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