May 20, 2022  
2018-2019 SUNY Potsdam Academic Catalog 
    
2018-2019 SUNY Potsdam Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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COMM 302 - Multimedia Editing


3 Credit(s)

This is a class in critical thinking. Our field is changing rapidly; now more than ever, everything media editors do - selecting stories, clarifying sentences, checking facts, choosing words for headlines, writing cutline, exercising new judgement, packaging stories and images - involves the highest level of scrutiny. The best editors see beneath the surface of issues, always attempting ot make journalism more accessible and useful for audiences. At the heart of good editing is an understating of language, and editors must have a strong grounding in grammar, punctuation, style and usage. Through that lens, editors focus on issues big and small: Proper grammar and usage, credible facts and correct punctuation create clarity and trust, but they also save news organizations from accusations of insensitivity, bias, and libel. Strong skills in news judgment - asking the tough questions, making the tough decisions, always looking ahead - will help create the most trusted and sough-after publications. Counts towards Journalism minor. As needed.



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