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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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COM 462 - CentralNewsWatch Management

Administrative responsibilities for the production of CentralNewsWatch and CNW social media. May be repeated up to 12 credits.

Prerequisites: COM 310 and COM 442. Co-requisite: COM 342.

Credits: (3)

Learner Outcomes, Activities and Assessments

Learner Outcome

Activity (optional)


Students will be able to identify story running order during a newscast as part of the role of     news producer.

Produce a newscast.

Students must meet professional standards and guidelines for selecting story order, timing, and flow of a newscast.

Students will be able to create a newscast that incorporate news values.

Managers identify stories of interest to Ellensburg and Kittitas County viewers. Managers will work with reporters to incorporate news values into stories.

Newscasts will include newsworthy stories that impact Ellensburg and/or Kittitas County.

Students will be able to demonstrate concern for professional standards for each  newscast.

Managers will establish criteria for anchoring, producing and directing assignments. Managers will either perform the task and/or assign others to perform the tasks.

A post newscast review will indicate what went well and what elements need to be improved.

Students will be able to mentor and train incoming reporters.

Managers will provide training to introduce reporters to various technical elements of the newscast. Managers will mentor reporters to help improve the final product. Disminating.

Each newscast will show marked improvement over the last. Mistakes identified in early newscasts will  not be repeated.

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