This course provides opportunities for students to produce and distribute their own community newspaper, USIM Today/Al-yaum. Some important aspects that will be emphasized in the course are newspaper layout, copy editing and newspaper editorial management. The course involves undertaking a number of journalistic roles – reporter, sub-editor, chief of staff, columnist, photographer, and leader writer – producing one or more issues of USIM Today/ Al-yaum newspaper.



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