JRN - Journalism

JRN 101 Introduction to News Media

Course Description: A survey of the organization, functions, and uses of news media; their impact on life styles, images, standards, philosophies, government, and business.

Course Rotation: PLV: Fall.

3 credits

JRN 102 History of Journalism

Course Description: Examination of the contributions of individual journalists, movements, technology, and other factors to the development of America's news and information dissemination principles and industries.

Course Rotation: PLV: Spring.

3 credits

JRN 104 News Reporting

Course Description: Introduction to the theory and practice of gathering and evaluating news, news-writing, and the organization of news stories.

Course Rotation: PLV: Spring.

3 credits

JRN 201 Advanced Reporting

3 credits

JRN 202 News Editing

3 credits

JRN 203 Feature Writing

Prerequisite: JRN 104 or permission of Instructor.

Course Description: 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.

Course Rotation: PLV: Fall.

3 credits

Prerequisites

JRN 104 Minimum Grade of D

JRN 204 Radio and Television News Writing

Course Description: 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.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 102 Minimum Grade of D

JRN 207 Sports Journalism

Course Description: Students learn the craft of sports journalism with emphasis on covering live events.

3 credits

Prerequisites

JRN 104 Minimum Grade of C- or JRN 203 Minimum Grade of C-

JRN 210 Journalism at the Movies

Course Description: 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.

Course Rotation: PLV: Fall.

3 credits

JRN 211 Arts and Entertainment Journalism

Course Description: 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.

Course Rotation: PLV: Spring.

3 credits

JRN 205 Radio News Production

3 credits

JRN 296 Topic: Journalism at the Movies

Course Description: 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.

Course Rotation: PLV: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

JRN 296J Topic in Journalism: Storytelling For Television: What's Real and What's Reality

Course Description: 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.

3 credits

JRN 296K Topic: "This Just In - Working in Breaking Broadcasting News"

Prerequisite: MCA 226 or MCA 227

Course Description: A Former Television Reporter and Anchor (CBS, NBC, FOX) acquaints students with the 24-hour news cycle. This course will help those who wish a Broadcasting Career make Career Choices.

3 credits

Prerequisites

MCA 226 Min Grade D or MCA 227 Min Grade D

JRN 296L Topic: Profile Writing

Course Description: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.
Course Rotation:Spring;PLV

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 120 Min Grade D

JRN 296M Topic: Photo Journalism

Course Description: How the use of photos shapes perception in journalism.

3 credits

JRN 296N Topic: From Cronkite to Couric: The Art of Anchoring

Course Description: Students will analyze news anchors from legendary to local, write newscasts and deliver them using a teleprompter. Taught by a former anchor.

3 credits

JRN 296S Topic: Shoddy Journalism: The Distortion of News

Course Description: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.

3 credits

Prerequisites

COM 226 Min Grade D or COM 227 Min Grade D

JRN 296T Topics in Journalism and the Law

3 credits

JRN 386 The Art of Anchoring - From Cronkite to Couric

Course Description: 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).

Course Rotation: PL: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

Prerequisites

MCA 226 Minimum Grade of D

JRN 490 Internship

Prerequisite: Junior standing and permission of instructor.

Course Description: Entry level, on-the-job, supervised experience for qualified advanced students with newspapers, magazines, broadcasting stations, and other journalism agencies.

Course Rotation: PLV: Fall and Spring.

3 credits