Journalism

JRN 1000: Fundamentals of Digital and Online Media (5)

Offerings

Media are changing rapidly and the study of the relationship between society and communication technologies, as well as between culture and communication is foundational for today's communication majors. These relationships are best approached in a course that not only tackles the literature of these changes, but requires students to interact with a variety of digital tools.

Attributes: WK Humanities

JRN 2101: Media Writing (5)

Offerings

Students will master the basics of journalistic writing, which are applicable to print, online and broadcast media. These skills include news judgment, leads, story organization, precise language, and proper grammar, style and punctuation. Students will cover events such as speeches, and they will learn the basics of interviewing. All skills are guided by an understanding of journalism as a discipline that requires critical thinking, clear professional values and strong ethical responsibility.

Restrictions: Freshman students are excluded.

JRN 2202: Reporting and Storytelling (5)

Offerings

Prerequisite: JRN 2101. Journalists do more than convey information. They tell true stories, but their stories are only as good as the quality of reporting. Therefore, this course aims to develop students' skills as journalistic storytellers anchored in the discipline of reporting. Students will build their ability to research, report and write through the use of document, online and human sources. Students will also learn to utilize story forms such as hard news, features, narrative, and opinions. They will explore how to use those forms in both print and online media. Offered Alternate Years.

Prerequisites: JRN 2101: D or better

JRN 2203: Editing and Design (5)

Offerings

Develops basic skills in editing and publication design of print media. Topics include copyediting; story and page design; headline writing; photo captions; photo sizing and cropping; proper use of graphics. Offered Alternate Years.

JRN 2335: Media Literacy (5)

Offerings

Mass media are inescapable: we learn our world through internet, television, radio and print. This course examines how mass media communicate, and it provides criteria for assessing the quality of media content and how media frame our world and define what it means to be human.

Attributes: WK Humanities

JRN 2801: Newspaper Production (1-2)

Offerings

Laboratory for the student newspaper, the yearbook, and other student publications. Students work under editors in a variety of production phases with access to a faculty advisor. Only 6 credits total of JRN 2801, 2802, 2803, 3930, 3931, and 3932 may be applied to the JRN track or minor. May be repeated for credit 5 times.

JRN 2802: Newspaper Production (1-2)

Offerings

Laboratory for the student newspaper, the yearbook and other student publications. Students work under editors in a variety of production phases with access to a faculty advisor. Only 6 credits of JRN 2801, 2802, 2803, 3930, 3931 and 3932 total may be applied to the JRN track or minor. May be repeated for credit 5 times.

JRN 2803: Newspaper Production (1-2)

Offerings

Laboratory for the student newspaper, the yearbook, and other student publications. Students work under editors in a variety of production phases with access to a faculty advisor. Only 6 credits of JRN 2801, 2802, 2803, 3930, 3931, and 3932 total may be applied to the JRN track or minor. May be repeated for credit 5 times.

JRN 3301: Media Law (5)

Offerings

Explores all major areas of media law, their significance for society, and the new challenges posed by cyberspace. Topics include First Amendment and the meaning of free expression; prior restraint; hate speech; libel; invasion of privacy; freedom of information; protection of news sources; free press/fair trial; obscenity and indecency; copyright; advertising; and telecommunications regulation. Offered Alternate Years.

Attributes: Upper-Division, Writing "W" Course

JRN 3355: The Public and the Media (5)

Offerings

Applies relevant theories of mass communication to significant issues of media performance informed by the historical development of industry structures, professional practices, and changing technologies. Topics include journalism in the age of print, TV and cyberspace; propaganda, persuasion, and media influence in the world of public relations and advertising; TV, cable, music, film, and controversies over race, gender, violence, obscenity, and children's programming; and emerging questions about the impact of the information superhighway.

Attributes: Upper-Division

JRN 3930: Publication Editor Practicum (1-3)

Offerings

Provides opportunity for application of writing, editing, and production skills in leadership roles in student publications. Open only to those officially selected for positions. No more than 6 credits of Publication Editor Practicum and Newspaper Production total may count toward the JRN track or minor. May be repeated for credit up to 6 credits.

Attributes: Upper-Division

JRN 3931: Publication Editor Practicum (1-3)

Offerings

Provides opportunity for application of writing, editing, and production skills in leadership roles in student publications. Open only to those officially selected for positions. No more than 6 credits of Publication Editor Practicum and Newspaper Production total may count toward the JRN track or minor. May be repeated for credit up to 6 credits.

Attributes: Upper-Division

JRN 3932: Publication Editor Practicum (1-3)

Offerings

Provides opportunity for application of writing, editing, and production skills in leadership roles in student publications. Open only to those officially selected for positions. No more than 6 credits of Publication Editor Practicum and Newspaper Production total may count toward the JRN track or minor. May be repeated for credit up to 6 credits.

Attributes: Upper-Division

JRN 4121: Convergence Journalism (5)

Offerings

Students will embark on in-depth reporting projects that allow for the use of video, web resources and narrative writing. Students will also examine examples of outstanding journalism and explore how the ethical responsibility for strict factual accuracy remains in place even as they employ different technologies and narrative devices. Offered Alternate Years.

Attributes: Upper-Division Restrictions: Freshman students are excluded.

JRN 4121F: Convergence Journalism Field Experience (0)

Offerings

Field experience for JRN 4121.

Attributes: Upper-Division Restrictions: Freshman students are excluded.

JRN 4900: Independent Study (1-5)

Offerings

Independent Study May be repeated for credit up to 15 credits.

Attributes: Upper-Division Restrictions: Junior, Post-Baccalaureate, Senior students only.

JRN 4920: Directed Readings (1-5)

Offerings

Directed Readings

Attributes: Upper-Division

JRN 4940: Coop Education: Journalism Internship (1-5)

Offerings

Applies journalism skills in various employment settings. Students may suggest their own internships in consultation with the faculty supervisor as long as journalism skills are used and other internship criteria are met. No more than 5 of such credits may apply toward a journalism minor. May be repeated for credit up to 5 credits.

Attributes: Upper-Division Restrictions: Junior, Post-Baccalaureate, Senior students only.

JRN 4941: Coop Education: Journalism Internship (1-5)

Offerings

Applies journalism skills in various employment settings. Students may suggest their own internships in consultation with the faculty supervisor as long as journalism skills are used and other internship criteria are met. No more than 5 such credits may apply toward a journalism minor. May be repeated for credit up to 5 credits.

Attributes: Upper-Division Restrictions: Junior, Post-Baccalaureate, Senior students only.

JRN 4950: CCCU: Special Topics in Journalism (1-6)

Offerings

CCCU:Special Topics in Jrnlsm May be repeated for credit up to 6 credits.

Attributes: Upper-Division