Newsroom Leadership

Newsroom Leadership
Advanced concepts in newsroom management, ranging from editorial conceptualization and news judgment to copy editing, headline writing, and page design. Lab includes fulfilling senior editing positions.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesCOMMS 384
 TaughtFall, Winter, Spring Contact Department, Summer Contact Department
 ProgramsContaining COMMS 422
Course Outcomes

Leadership and management concepts

Students will supervise newsroom personnel to demonstrate advanced leadership and knowledge of newsroom management concepts.

News Judgment

Students will demonstrate critical thinking and advanced news judgment related to story selection and approval of copy.

Headlines and page design

Students will demonstrate a mastery of headline writing and basic page design.

Ethics and law

Students will demonstrate mastery of editing news content to avoid ethical pitfalls, such as plagiarism and fabrication, and legal problems, including defamation.


Students will ensure editorial content reflects a diversity of viewpoints and is representative of all people.