News literacy, and the role of journalism in society–its influence, rights and responsibilities; issues and trends.
Fundamentals of multimedia reporting: finding and developing story ideas, photojournalism, audio storytelling, design, infographics, and cross-platform digital convergence. A-F only.
Fundamentals of writing for various news media and public relations; ethics. A-F only.
Theory and practice of information gathering using a variety of primary and secondary sources, finding information online, use of databases and interviews for news stories, with emphasis on writing. JOUR majors only, or consent. A-F only. Pre: 250.
Production, selection, and use of digital photographs for publications. Storytelling action and feature photography with digital cameras, worked up through Adobe Photoshop and InDesign programs. Students must have a digital camera. A-F only.
Intensive training in editing, planning, and organizing stories and visual elements for publication; news judgment; managing projects. JOUR majors only, or consent.
Fundamentals of visual journalism; visual theory, principles, and tools to create multimedia journalism projects for online, emerging media, and print platforms. JOUR majors only, or consent. A-F only.
A practice-based approach to learning about the production of sports media in contemporary mediums of all types (text, audio, video, etc.) for various communication contexts (e.g., journalistic, public relations, etc.) A-F only.
Writing nonfiction articles for magazines, newspapers, and newsletters; preparing material for specific audience; marketing articles.
Writing articles of news analysis, editorials, and critical reviews. Pre: consent.
Fundamentals of video journalism using digital video cameras for writing, reporting, editing, and producing news stories. JOUR majors only, or consent. A-F only. Pre: 200.
Working on campus student or quasi-professional publications under professional and
faculty supervision. CR/NC only. Repeatable two times, up to six credits. Pre: consent.
Short-term intensive workshops in journalism and mass communication skills and projects. (B) workshop in new media; (C) workshop in reporting; (D) workshop in editing; (E) workshop in broadcast journalism; (F) workshop in public relations. Repeatable in different alphas up to 6 credits. JOUR or COM majors only. Pre: consent. (Cross-listed as COM 390)
Computer experience in the creation, manipulation, and editing of color news, feature, sports, and documentary images. Study of the ethical and legal dimensions of electronic imaging. Pre: 307 or consent.
Visual display concepts and procedures for newsletters, brochures, newspapers, magazines. Pre: upper division standing.
Topics of interest to faculty and students; taught by regular and visiting faculty. Repeatable on different topics to six credit hours. JOUR majors only. Pre: COM/JOUR major and junior standing, or consent. (Cross-listed as COM 459)
Ethics and social responsibility for media professionals. Application of ethical theories and principles to case studies and research projects. JOUR majors only. (Cross-listed as COM 460)
Applied, problem-based application of skills and knowledge of visual story telling to the production of broadcast newscasts. JOUR majors only. Junior standing or higher. A-F only. Pre: 250, 300, 330; and ICS 101 or ICS 110 or ICS 111 or LTEC 112.
Advanced fundamentals of multimedia reporting, including finding and developing journalistic story ideas, photojournalism, audio storytelling, design, infographics, and cross-platform digital convergence. JOUR majors only. Junior standing or higher. A-F only. Pre: 250, 300, 330; and ICS 101 or ICS 110 or ICS 111 or LTEC 112. Co-requisite: 470.
Intensive experience in field and studio production of television news programs; preparation of form and content; theory, practice and ethical dimensions of planning and producing broadcast news materials. JOUR majors only. Junior standing or higher. A-F only. Pre: 470. Co-requisite: 481.
Exploration of the leading edge of the journalistic ideology today as well as a projection of future forms, styles, and strategies. JOUR majors only. Junior standing or higher. A-F only. Pre: 471. Co-requisite: 480.
Internship in media or PR operations under professional and faculty supervision. Repeatable two times. JOUR majors only. CR/NC only. Pre: 300 and 330, or consent.
Individual research projects. Pre: senior standing and consent of department chair.