Journalism

Our journalism program teaches students to write effectively, enhances their research and interviewing skills, and develops their critical thinking skills. The program also increases student understanding of the media and its impact on their lives and perceptions about society.

The Communicator, SFCC's student newspaper, provides opportunities for students to do the writing, editing, photography and layout involved in publishing a newspaper. The staff sees the production process through from beginning to end, gaining valuable experience for professional opportunities, acquiring skills that can be used in a variety of areas. Students may register in College News courses for 1 to 5 credits.

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All course offerings are subject to change. The college cannot guarantee class offerings, designated times or specific instructors - as funding levels and student interest may affect whether or not an offering is available.

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Class Credits
JOURN 101College Newspaper Production I 3.0-5.0
JOURN 102College Newspaper Production II 3.0-5.0
JOURN 103College Newspaper Production III 3.0-5.0
JOURN 110Mass Media 5.0
JOURN 201College Newspaper Production IV 3.0-5.0
JOURN 202College Newspaper Production V 3.0-5.0
JOURN 203College Newspaper Production VI 3.0-5.0
JOURN 220Introduction to News Writing 5.0
JOURN 221Digital News Production I 3.0
JOURN 222Digital News Production II 3.0
JOURN 223Digital News Production III 3.0
JOURN 224Advanced News Reporting 5.0
JOURN 225Multimedia Journalism 5.0

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Web Faculty/Staff Phone Office Email
Comp II English 102 English Composition 101
Faculty Association for Community and Technical Colleges Mass Media
Year In Review
Doerr, Mark; Instructor (509) 533-3828 24-240 Mark.Doerr@sfcc.spokane.edu
Communicator Online English 101
English 131: Introduction to Literature Media Writing
Nix, Jason; Journalism Instructor (509) 533-4185 15-210 Jason.Nix@sfcc.spokane.edu
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Contact information is listed below. Select the e-mail link to send an e-mail. For general program information, contact the administrative assistant. The globe icon Globe Icon identifies faculty web sites. Click the globe to visit the site.

Doerr, Mark; Instructor

Doerr, Mark; Instructor Office: 24-240

Phone: (509) 533-3828

Email: Mark.Doerr@sfcc.spokane.edu

Comp II English 102 English Composition 101
Faculty Association for Community and Technical Colleges Mass Media
Year In Review
Mark has been a faculty member at Spokane Falls Community College since 1981. He is also a member of the Faculty Association of Community and Technical Colleges. Mark currently teaches classes in mass media, news writing, and news production and is also an instructor in the English department.

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Nix, Jason; Journalism Instructor

Nix, Jason; Journalism Instructor Office: 15-210

Phone: (509) 533-4185

Email: Jason.Nix@sfcc.spokane.edu

Communicator Online English 101
English 131: Introduction to Literature Media Writing
Jason has been a faculty member at Spokane Falls Community College since 2005. Prior to moving to Spokane, he was an award-winning reporter for newspapers in Alabama and Georgia. Jason has also worked as a freelance reporter in the Dominican Republic, where he served as the English Language Coordinator for a private bilingual high school.

Jason is a graduate of Auburn University and has completed additional training at the University of Southern California and the Poynter Institute for Media Studies. He is a 2004 National Endowment for the Arts fellow.

As the lead instructor in the Journalism program, Jason oversees program direction and course development, and teaches courses in multimedia news production, print news production, mass media, and news writing. He is the adviser for The Communicator, Communicator Online, and The Current, a news-based television program.

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