This course focuses on excellence in journalism in which students report a diverse beat, incorporate multimedia storytelling, publish their work, brand themselves preprofessional communicators and prepare professional portfolios. This rigorous, hands-on course is designed to build on introductory writing and reporting skills and connect course content with various communities. Action-oriented learning helps students better understand course material and discover how the classroom experience is relevant and applicable to the real world. Class Notes: This is a Hybrid course, which uses a mixture of online, face-to-face, and technology enhanced instruction. Mandatory online work in addition to weekly class meeting. Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: COMM 1610. Requirement Designation: Upper Division Communication/Writing.