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IAI Major Course Description - MC920 : Basic News Editing

(3 semester credits)

Introduction to the principles and techniques of electronic editing, information management, and publication design emphasizing the editing of body copy and display type for maximum clarity and impact. On successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • effectively edit stories;
  • rewrite stories without distorting them;
  • write effective headlines and cutlines;
  • demonstrate basic knowledge of typography;
  • demonstrate the basics of publication design and the logic of packaging; and
  • apply AP stylebook rules.


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