Journalism students at Kellogg Community College this fall will have a unique opportunity to study with a veteran journalist.
Eric Greene — whose 19 years working as a reporter, photographer, columnist, blogger and editor included several years as the managing editor of the local daily newspaper, the Battle Creek Enquirer — will teach JOUR 112: News Writing at KCC from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays beginning Sept. 2.
The course will cover the fundamental principles of gathering and writing news for online, newspaper and broadcast media, with an emphasis is on accurate observation, ethical reporting techniques and the writing and editing of news for common understanding by mass audiences. Some story assignments will be published in the Bruin, KCC’s monthly student newspaper.
Greene, 39, earned a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Central Michigan University, where he covered beats at CM Life, the thrice-weekly campus newspaper. A native of Belding, Greene went on to work at several media outlets in Michigan and Montana, including the Greenville Daily News, Holland Sentinel and Great Falls Tribune in addition to the Battle Creek Enquirer. His work also has appeared in the Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, Grand Rapids Press, USA Today and other publications.
Greene currently serves as director of Public Information and Marketing at KCC, where he founded the Aspiring Journalist Fund to help support second-year journalism students at the College. Greene is also president of the Michigan Community College Marketing and Communications Association and is a member of the KCC Foundation Board of Directors, Calhoun County Visitors Bureau Board of Directors, Battle Creek Historic District Commission and other committees.
Adding this course is a no-brainer for students or potential students interested in journalism, news or writing in general. It’s not too late to register — but register soon, as the course could fill up quickly!