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Beat Reporting

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Students study the fundamentals of newsgathering, interviewing, cultivating sources, developing beats and in-depth reporting. The student who successfully completes this course will demonstrate a competency in covering an assigned topic area. The student also will develop skills in public affairs reporting and be able to articulate the social responsibilities of a reporter as well as the obstacles to communicating information to the public. The Doane Owl serves as a laboratory for student writing. (Cross-referenced with JOU-213.)