CPCC offers journalism class at WTVI PBS Charlotte

last modified Apr 22, 2013 08:43 AM

Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) is offering “Writing for Mass Media” (JOU216), a college-transfer journalism class, at the WTVI PBS Charlotte television station for the first time starting in August.

Writing for Mass Media covers reporting, writing and editing for print, Web, radio, television, public relations and advertising media. The course transfers as a college elective and is part of the Mass Communication/ Journalism pre-major.

JOU216 will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:15 a.m. to 1:05 p.m. at the television station starting Aug. 15. ENG111 is the pre-requisite course for JOU216. WTVI PBS Charlotte is located at 3242 Commonwealth Ave.

"JOU216 is one of the college's journalism classes that teaches reporting skills through hands-on, 'real world' assignments,” explained Elizabeth Rogers, CPCC journalism instructor. “Offering the class at WTVI serves to strengthen and enrich those important and authentic learning experiences."

Over the summer, CPCC will renovate a large space at WTVI, transforming it into a “smart classroom,” with up to 25 computer work stations.

For more information about the course, contact Rogers at 704-330-6063, or Elizabeth.rogers@cpcc.edu

About CPCC

Central Piedmont Community College is the largest community college in North Carolina, offering nearly 300 degree, diploma and certification programs, customized corporate training, market-focused continuing education, and special interest classes. CPCC is academically, financially and geographically accessible to all citizens of Mecklenburg County. In 2002, the National Alliance of Business named CPCC the Community College of the Year for its response to the workforce and technology needs of local employers and job seekers through innovative educational and training strategies. Established in 1963, CPCC is celebrating 50 years of service to Mecklenburg County residents, business and industry.