Communication Studies/Journalism courses at Olympic College focus on the basic skills and critical thought needed for students to transfer to four-year programs. Courses also expose students to cutting-edge theory and technology in preparation for careers in the growing field of mass communication. Communication studies/journalism students apply knowledge learned in CMST 125/News Writing and Reporting, CMST 105/Photojournalism, CMST 293/Mass Media Law and Ethics and CMST& 102/Introduction to Mass Media to produce the print and online editions of the Olympic College student newspaper, The Olympian. Students working to produce the print and online editions of the student newspaper earn course credit through CMST 115/215/Newspaper Production. Selected journalism students also have an opportunity during their time at Olympic College to earn course credit and valuable professional experience through internships with the Kitsap Sun, the Port Orchard Independent, the Bremerton Patriot, the Shelby County Reporter, the Sea Coast Echo and other newspapers/mass media locally and throughout the country.
Communication Studies/Journalism Courses offered at Olympic College:
CMST 125/New Writing and Reporting students explore the fundamentals of news writing, news value, media law/ethics and Associated Press style.
CMST 105/Photojournalism students explore the basics of digital photojournalism with special attention to news value and composition.
CMST 115/215/Newspaper Production students contribute to the print and online editions of The Olympian as reporters, photographers, editors, graphic artists, advertising representatives, etc.
CMST& 102/Introduction to Mass Media students explore the ever-changing world of mass media and its impact on American Society.
CMST 293/Mass Media Law and Ethics students explore the fundamentals of legal and ethical issues in mass media, including study of landmark cases and theory.
For more information about the communication studies/journalism program at Olympic College, please contact: Michael Prince, communication studies/journalism professor/The Olympian adviser, firstname.lastname@example.org, 360.475.7243, 1600 Chester Ave., Bremerton, Washington 98337-1699, http://faculty.olympic.edu/mprince/.