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DEPARTMENT OF MASS COMMUNICATION
NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA
URGENT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR ALL MASS COMMUNICATION STUDENTS
COMMENCEMENT OF TRAINING NEWSPAPER AND MAGAZINE

ALL Mass Communication Students should take note that the Department of Mass Communication of (NOUN), has commenced the process of producing a Training Newspaper and Magazine for the students. The newspaper is called NOUNSCOPE while the magazine is called NOUNDIGEST. Practical participation in these publications is COMPULSORY for those offering MAC312 – Newspaper Production and MAC421: Advanced Newspaper/Magazine Production. The two courses are now “NON EXAMINABLE,” hence students will be graded based on their practical participation. Consequently, the following instructions are to be noted and heeded accordingly by all students and urgently, too:

  1. All relevant students are to fully participate in the process of gathering materials, including sourcing for Advertisements for the publications;
  2. They are to submit a minimum of a full-page Write-up, well written and punctuated.
  1. MAC312: Newspaper production
  2. MAC421: Advanced Newspaper/Magazine Production

Above courses are compulsory for students offering them; however, other students wishing to contribute to the publications are free to do so, especially those offering the following courses:

A. UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

  1. MAC117: Writing for the Mass Media
  2. MAC223: Magazine & Feature Article Writing
  3. MAC225: News Writing and Reporting
  4. MAC313: Critical Writing & Reviewing
  5. MAC322: Editorial Writing
  6. MAC323: Photo-Journalism

 

B. POSTGRADUATE COURSES

  1. JLS711: Introduction to Journalism
  2. JLS721: News Reporting and Writing
  3. JLS722: Publication Layout and Design
  4. JLS724: Feature Writing
  5. JLS823: News Reporting and Writing
  6. JLS825: Editorial Writing

Furthermore, students are to note that the write-ups/materials to be published can be any of the following:

  1. Straight news
  2. Opinion article
  3. Feature article
  4. Personality interview
  5. News analysis
  6. Photo-news properly captioned
  7. Advertorials
  8. Advertisements
  9. Special projects
  10. Other forms of write-ups

Note: Students may have either taken or presently are taking or would take one or more of the above listed courses, and are therefore conversant/should be, should become conversant with them.

Editorial materials are to be submitted as an attachment as follows:

  1. In word format only
  2. 12-Point Size
  3. Times New Roman
  4. 5 line spacing
  5. Block paragraphing

SEND TO: hodmasscommunication@noun.edu.ng

Timeline: All materials are to be submitted within seven (7) days of this notice, in the following order:

  1. Your name (surname first, then other names),
  2. Matric number
  3. Course code
  4. Course title.
  5. Title of the story

In addition to the above, you should also put the title of your write-up in the Subject Column of your email. Please note that your full practical participation is mandatory for you to earn your mark towards the completion of your programme in the University. You can help to further publicise this information to your other colleagues.

For enquiries/clarifications, send mail to: hodmasscommunication@noun.edu.ng

SIGNED

Head of Department/Newspaper & Magazine Publication Committee

 

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