If you are thinking of taking Com 426, go for it. It is a great class. You will learn how to write a news article from a professional. The teacher is really good and really willing to help.
Don’t take Com 328 and Com 426 together. You will be doing too much writing and a lot of reading. Also, Com 315 (Photojournalism) is a great class to take before Com 426. It will teach you how to take pictures like a professional.