Introduction to Journalism (3)
Modern journalism techniques in newspapers, magazines, radio, and TV. The nature and sources of news, accuracy and fairness in reporting, and the legal limits of press freedom.
News Reporting and Writing (3,3)
The basic "straight" news story, with excursions into the second-day story and the follow-up; emphasis on writing professionally.
Copy Editing I (3)
Basic copy editing and headline writing.
Prerequisites: At least one semester of 50:570:301,302.
Copy Editing II (3)
Emphasis on newspaper layout and story selection, plus selecting and cropping photographs.
Freelance Article Writing (3)
Magazine writing from the initial idea to the completed manuscript, including possible publication.
Review Writing (3)
Analysis of styles and trends in contemporary reviewing, with instruction and practice in writing criticism of books, theater, cinema, and various other arts.
Writing for Broadcast Journalism (3)
Fundamentals of writing for broadcast media, primarily radio and television.
Special Studies in Journalism (3,3)
A course in a specially selected topic.
Primarily, but not exclusively, for advanced students. Courses with different topics may be repeated for credit.
Independent Study in Journalism (BA,BA)
An opportunity for advanced students to pursue their interests in journalism in a self-determined course of study under the direction of a faculty member.
Prerequisites: 50:570:301,302, and 335 with a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.0.