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- Journalism 102 - The Press in a Democratic Society
The role, impact and responsibilities of journalists and mass media in
a free society.
- Journalism 104 - Publishing
A general survey of book, magazine and specialty publishing that treats
editorial and economic aspects of the profession. The course is structured
in three or four modules, each taught by a professional.
- Journalism 105 - Mass Media and Minorities
An overview of minority publications in the United States with attention
to prominent figures and issues addressed during critical eras. Consideration
of the influence of the ethnic press; ethical problems encountered in
reporting; and issues of prejudice, poverty and race as reported in the
mass media. Examination of contemporary social science research and governmental
findings on media coverage, violence and race.
- Journalism 107 - International Newsgathering Systems
Development, practices and concepts of the foreign press and international communications.
Consideration of such structures as social institutions and their role
in the press systems of developing countries. History of media in authoritarian
systems; existing techniques of control; and political, economic, legal
and cultural barriers that inhibit freedom and the dissemination of information.
Review of communication channels and interactive media that open or restrict
the information flow in our global telecommunications grid.
- Journalism 109 - Mass Media and Culture
Examination of how mass media portray and are influenced by popular and
folk cultures. Students survey historical, theoretical and empirical data
concerning the relationships between media and artifacts of mass culture.
Various cultural manifestations, such as supermarket tabloids, and unofficial
forms of expression, such as rumor cycles, are studied to determine how
the media both initiate and report the expression of various regional
and social groups.
- Journalism 110 - Case Studies in International
With a variety of systems in a changing world, case studies in international
newsgathering are designed to zero in on specific problems of press freedom
under different political systems. Press function and censorship in non-Western
countries and press public relations in other systems form the core of
- Journalism 111 - Photojournalism
A production-based class exploring the use of traditional photography
and electronic media imaging. Topics include the photo essay, the photo
documentary and the human condition in photography. Students are required
to complete weekly photographic and written narrative assignments as well
as a final documentary project. (Students must have access to a 35mm camera
with manual controls.) Three credits.
- Journalism 118 - Media Management
The course concentrates on the business and management side of large media
organizations as well as special interest and foreign language publications.
Focus is on new management concepts and new solutions to the complex problems
facing today's media organizations. Specific areas addressed include administrative
service, management planning systems, corporation strategy and collective
- Journalism 122 - Magazine Writing for Print and Web
Students learn to develop and research feature article ideas, make subjects
come alive, and angle their work toward popular and specialized publications.
- Journalism 126 - Advertising I: Principles
An introduction to advertising with emphasis on effective creative strategies.
Students gain insight into all phases of the business print, radio, television,
agency operations and research.
- Journalism 129 - Broadcast Journalism I: Radio Journalism
An applied course that allows students to develop the skills to research,
write, produce and present news reports, features and documentaries for
- Journalism 130 - Broadcast Journalism II: Television Journalism
A skills course that focuses on writing for television newscasts and on
providing technical direction for behind-the-scenes directors regarding
video tapes, sound bites, live shots, timing, and on-screen graphics.
Included are analyses of TV news content, the historic and current impact
of television on print journalism, and comparisons of various news media.
- Journalism 131 - History of Broadcasting
An introduction to the history of radio and television. Topics include
the changing relationship between politics and broadcasting, the mobilization
of broadcasting resources during wars, the complex relationship between
the broadcasting industry and the government, and the growth and nature
of federal regulatory legislation.
- Journalism 141 - Online Journalism
An introduction to writing, reporting and editing for news websites, blogs, and more. Topics include media convergence, interactivity, linking, RSS, podcasting, citizen journalism. Provides hands-on instruction in digital content gathering and multimedia presentation. Also addresses issues of social responsibility, credibility, law, and ethics as they relate to Internet journalism.
- Journalism 143 - Magazine Journalism II: Editing and Production
Copy and production editing for all types of magazines, including the
one person staff magazine and the highly departmentalized magazine. Topics
include line and copy editing, proofreading, production, editorial hierarchies,
manuscript selection, editorial research, layout, administration, management,
and issue planning.
- Journalism 145 - Public Relations I: Introduction
Public relations principles and practices with special attention to theory,
function, ethics, audience analysis and related communications skills.
Also, public relations research, planning and development. Case histories
and term projects familiarize students with the public relations activities
of such organizations as corporations, governmental agencies, medical
centers and nonprofit agencies.
- Journalism 146 - Public Relations II: Case Studies
Exploration of the principles of strategic
planning and persuasion, the creation of audiences, media placement, and
the development of publicity campaigns. Review of various internal publications
with attention to their design; content and persuasive capabilities.
- Journalism 147 - Public Relations III: Sports Information
Students examine the techniques of sports publicity, promotion and marketing
for both amateur and professional athletics. Students study the production
of sports statistics, press releases, press kits and marketing strategies
for print and broadcast media. Sports information professionals meet with
students to assist them in developing their own promotional projects.
The class also considers more broadly the business of sports and the role
of sports in American society.
- Journalism 150 - Workshop in Advanced Writing
A nonfiction writing workshop in the genre of the essay. Content open
to subjects across the disciplines, with particular emphasis on the essay
as a literary form. Development of writing techniques through analysis
of professional and student work.
- Journalism 151 - Sports Reporting
Covers all aspects of sports reporting from spot reporting techniques
to features, columns and commentary. Techniques of developing expertise
in various sports are discussed. Frequent assignments include game coverage
to give students first-hand experience.
- Journalism 152 - Business Reporting
An introduction to the skills and basic knowledge needed to cover business
news in various areas: finance (including personal finance), technology,
health care, entertainment, communications, international business, politics,
and consumer marketing and advertising. Also, the evolving role financial
electronic newsletters and webzines play is examined. The primary focus
is on developing the ability to report business news for a mainstream
- Journalism 156.1 - Video Journalism I
An intermediate course that trains students to function as video journalists,
integrating television production with news-writing skills. Using a digital
camcorder and non-linear editing equipment, students learn both the technical
and the aesthetic aspects of “VJ” shooting and how to combine
in-class news acquisition principles with field application.
- Journalism 156.2 - Video Journalism II
An advanced course building on the skills learned in Video Journalism
I for mastery of technique. Students product broadcast-quality video news
packages for local television stations.
- Journalism 157 - Advertising II: Creative Aspects
techniques for print media, radio and television and the creation of complete
promotion packages for direct marketing. Students develop practical skills
by creating advertising letters, brochures and commercials. For students
who may be considering advertising as a profession.
- Journalism 222 - Social Media in Theory & Practice
The rise of social media has changed the way readers and publishers interact, creating important conversations around the news that complement the news itself. This course explores how different social networks reach different parts of a segmented audience, and the variety of ways that news organizations approach each platform, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, Tumblr and others. The rules of social media are still being written, but students will gain a conceptual understanding of the best practices in this new digital media environment, and will explore the impact of social media in real-world events. Requires active participation in online discussions and digital projects in addition to face-to-face class meetings.