CPCC Offers Journalism Class at WTVI-PBS Charlotte

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.

CPCC Journalism Program

CPCC Journalism Student

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 prerequisite 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