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.
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.