jrn310 | undergraduate
Introduction To Journalism
This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
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- Discuss the key concepts of target audience, journalistic purpose, and storytelling.
- Examine samples of journalistic writing for print, broadcast, and digital media.
- Introduce journalistic style.
- Identify specifics to writing for print, broadcast, and digital media.
Research and Storytelling
- Recognize the role of journalism in society and the need for news to be adequately researched.
- Examine the emergence of technology and resources available to the journalist.
- Analyze the role of media convergence and effects on story dissemination.
- Evaluate widespread usage of technology as related to news delivery
Ethics, Personal Responsibility, and Controversial Issues
- Identify ethical issues associated in journalism.
- Describe the importance of personal responsibility in the role of the journalist.
- Examine controversial issues faced by journalists.
- Prepare for intense study and explanation of ethics, personal responsibility, and controversial issues.
Role of the Journalist
- Identify key influences and notable practitioners in the field.
- Describe the traditional role of the writer/reporter.
- Explore the expanding role of the modern journalist.
- Analyze the importance of past trends and current communication movements.
Journalistic Theories and Principles
- Identify the key theories and principles of journalism.
- Analyze the components of journalistic awareness (influence, quality, thoughts, and culture).
- Evaluate journalistic theories and principles as they apply to the modern journalist.
- Examine journalism principles in everyday writing.
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