Academic Catalog

Journalism (JRNL)

JRNL 250:  3 s.h.  
Journalism & Society  (G1, W)  

Explores journalism’s role in American society by analyzing the problems facing journalists in the realms of politics, law, corporate power and ethics. Prereq: ENGL 110

JRNL 313:  3 s.h.  
Fundamentals of Journalism  (G1, W)  

Introduction to the craft of journalism and the nuts and bolts of news writing, including story structures, leads, nut graphs, kickers, finding sources and conducting interviews.

JRNL 315:  3 s.h.  
Advanced Reporting in a Diverse World  (D, W)  

Building on journalism fundamentals, this course calls for students to tackle more in-depth and lengthier reporting projects. The class delves into a wider range of reporting “beats,” and places an emphasis on the importance of representation of diverse groups both in stories and in the newsroom.

JRNL 327:  3 s.h.  
Feature Writing and Magazine Journalism  

Writing long-form features and enterprise stories, including photography, video and audio content to enhance story presentation on the internet. All original work. Prereq: ENGL 313 or JRNL 313

JRNL 328:  3 s.h.  
Ethics in Digital Media Journalism  

Covers ethics of print-media publication. Focuses on the development of ethics in writing and changes in journalistic standards. May include case-study analysis.

JRNL 430:  3 s.h.  
Investigative and Computer Assisted Reporting  

Data-driven journalism, looking at the collection of data, analysis in software such as SPSS and the writing of longer-form articles about research. Prereq: ENGL 313 or JRNL 313