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The course introduces basic journalistic skills and familiarizes students with procedures necessary in constructing on-air newscasts from wire copy and other news sources. In addition to covering the newsgathering and selection process, the course focuses on broadcast-style newswriting and news anchoring with students performing various news formats in a broadcast setting. This course is a prerequisite for a news position at the college radio station WCRX, 88.1FM.