jrn320 | undergraduate

Research For Journalism

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This course focuses on the research methods employed in journalistic writing and reporting. The goal of this course is to enhance the understanding of the characteristics of credible sources and accurate information. Information will be assembled and evaluated to support journalistic goals by interpreting information needs, choosing accurate and unbiased sources, and selecting relevant and reliable information. The importance of employing ethical practices to research techniques is emphasized throughout the course.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5

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    Ethical Practices in Research

    • Describe how the value system of the journalist can influence the storytelling.
    • Analyze ethical practices in storytelling.
    • Apply ethical practices in research for storytelling.
    • Define the role of ethics in journalism.

    Journalistic Use of Research in the Convergent Media Landscape

    • Assemble required research to meet journalistic goals.
    • Organize the research to support storytelling.
    • Prepare a journalistic story for publication.
    • Evaluate storytelling for the credibility of the sources, accuracy of the information, and ethical practices used in research.

    Research Methods

    • Describe the various research methods used in journalism.
    • Compare and contrast journalistic research to research methods used in the field of communication.
    • Apply primary and secondary research to storytelling.

    Credible Sources

    • Define the characteristic of credible sources.
    • Evaluate the sources to determine credibility.
    • Compare and contrast credible versus inaccurate sources of information.
    • Apply credible sources to storytelling.

    Information Evaluation

    • Assemble information to strengthen and support reportable deliverables.
    • Analyze information to judge accuracy.
    • Develop strategies to report accurately based on gathered data, audience, and media.
    • Apply accurate information to storytelling.
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