A survey of the organization, functions, and uses of news media; their impact on life styles, images, standards, philosophies, government, and business.
Introduction to the theory and practice of gathering and evaluating news, news-writing, and the organization of news stories.
An overall introduction to the world of TV and radio news. For the journalist, the viewer, and the listener, a look at broadcast theory, reporting, presentation, and production. A chance to understand the process and to attempt the performance.
The art and craft of writing features, primarily for newspapers, with a look at magazines and broadcast. Story ideas, writing techniques, reporting techniques, selling techniques applied to brights, color stories, personality profiles, and service pieces.
Writing and editing news and news-related programs for the electronic media. May include scripting of both short and long newscasts, features, commentaries, and capsules.
Students learn the craft of sports journalism with emphasis on covering live events.
A look at how the journalist has been treated in American film, from the advent of talkies to the present day. An examination of a dozen films (from "Front Page" to "Citizen Kane" to "All the President's Men" to "Broadcast News") and how they reflect both journalism of their time and filmmaking of their time.
A view of the critic's life and an opportunity to write criticism. Write reviews and features of current movies, television, theater, visual arts, and learn how to present them in an arts and entertainment magazine created by the class.
The course focuses on global news media structures and characteristics and the impact of new technologies on news selection.
This course introduces students to the practice of reporting and writing stories on short and rolling deadlines, also known as breaking news. In an age of push notifications and social sharing, demand for high-quality reporting of breaking news has never been greater. Breaking news requires a skill set that is different from other kinds of reporting. Journalists must be able to recognize when breaking stories are happening, identify relevant sources, verify and attribute information, and create stories that provide appropriate context for their audiences, using a multiple of formats. This course will help you develop skills to create accurate, clear, compelling, and contextual accounts of breaking news in a deadline environment.
Areas of interest to journalists and journalism consumers. An emphasis on specialty journalism, including subjects such as political journalism, business journalism, arts journalism, science journalism, international journalism, suburban journalism.
A survey of various methods and techniques of telling real-life stories on television--from news, to documentaries, to reality t.v. We will use real-life examples and examine various types of programming to discover how stories are chosen and how they are told. We will also discuss in depth the various roles television prefessionals occupy in the progress, including producers, editors, reporters and executives. There will also be a thorough exploration of the industry's evolving use of non-fiction programming.
Writing profiles required a special style that catches the reader and keep the reader interested and focused. Profiles are popular on the net as well in print.
How the use of photos shapes perception in journalism.
This course will discuss the numerous instances in which a journalist falsely reported on or fictitiously created a news story. Multiple areas of the stories' impact will be examined when applicable: the motive of the journalist, plus its effect on the general audience, publication and/or industry.
Audio can be a compelling medium for telling stories. The best audio stories engage listeners, take them to new places and introduce them to new ideas. Learning the basics of recording and editing audio can be easy, but capturing high-quality audio and weaving it effectively into stories can be quite challenging. Students in this course learn how to record and edit audio, write for the ear, conduct effective interviews, and voicing techniques. Students will get hands-on experience with field recording equipment, audio editing software, and online tools that can help them store and share their work. This course also examines the history, economics, and ethics of audio reporting.
Over the past two decades, shifts in media technologies, corporate structure and the organization of public life have combined to change the practice of journalism. This course explores these shifts, with an eye to seeing how they affect journalism's role in society.
The course examines the basic principles of anchoring on radio and television with special attention paid to developing broadcasting skills. Students will be coached in on-air performance (reporting, interviewing and anchoring).
With the approval of the appropriate faculty member, the department chairperson, and the academic dean, students may select a topic for guided research that is not included in the regular course offerings. The student meets regularly with the faculty member to review progress. A research project or paper must also be submitted.
Entry level, on-the-job, supervised experience for qualified advanced students with newspapers, magazines, broadcasting stations, and other journalism agencies.
Storytelling arises from a grassroots movement that uses new digital tools to help ordinary people tell their own "true stories" in a compelling form. Students use this capstone course to learn all the techniques of the field.