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Basic Public Affairs Specialist Course-Advanced Distributed Learning (BPASC-ADL) – This on-line course mirrors the skill sets taught in the in-residence course. However, students will conduct the bulk of their studies during a 26-week non-resident phase, followed by a two-week in-resident phase.

 

BPASC graduates interact with command, community and media, and prepare and release information to report news and command information in accordance with applicable directives. BPASC students study public affairs theories and concepts, and practices media and community relations. BPASC students demonstrate the fundamentals of journalism to include research; acceptable media English as it applies to news writing with emphasis on style, format and techniques; operate digital cameras; and apply principles of photography to photojournalism tasks.  BPASC students write news leads and headlines, news and feature stories, and apply the principles of layout and design to print publications.