Journalism (JRN)

JRN 201 Journalism Newswriting. (3) F, S, SS
Writing news for the print media. Prerequisites: MCO 110 (or 120); successful completion of English proficiency requirement; demonstrated typing ability of 30 words per minute. General Studies: L1.

Enrollment in 300- and 400-level JRN courses requires admission to the professional program.

JRN 301 Reporting. (3) F, S
Fundamentals of news gathering, interviewing, and in-depth reporting. Prerequisites: JRN 201; major. General Studies: L2.

JRN 313 Introduction to Editing. (3) F, S
Copyediting and headline writing. Electronic editing on personal computer terminals. Prerequisites: JRN 301; major.

JRN 351 Photojournalism I. (3) F, S
Taking, developing, and printing pictures for newspapers and magazine production on a media deadline basis. Students should have their own cameras. Prerequisite: JRN 201 or instructor approval.

JRN 401 Public Relations Techniques. (3) F, S
Theory and practice of publicity, public relations, and related techniques and procedures. Prerequisites: JRN 301 (or TCM 315); major.

JRN 412 Editorial Interpretation. (3) N
The press as an influence on public opinion. The role of the editorial in analyzing and interpreting current events. Prerequisite: JRN 301.

JRN 413 Advanced Editing. (3) F, S
Theory and practice of newspaper editing, layout and design, picture, and story selection. Prerequisite: JRN 313.

JRN 414 Electronic Publication Design. (3) F, S
Theory, organization, and practice of layout, typography, and design in traditional and multimedia publishing. Prerequisite: JRN 401.

JRN 415 Writing for Public Relations. (3) F, S
Development of specific writing techniques for the practitioner in public relations agencies and divisions of major organizations. Prerequisite: JRN 401.

JRN 417 Public Relations Campaigns. (3) F
Theory, principles, and literature of public relations and how they relate to audiences, campaigns, and ethics. Prerequisites: JRN 401, 415; instructor approval.

JRN 420 Reporting Public Affairs. (3) F, S
Instruction and assignments in reporting the courts, schools, government, city hall, social problems, and other areas involving public issues. Prerequisite: JRN 301.

JRN 440 Magazine Writing. (3) F, S
Writing and marketing magazine articles for publication. Prerequisite: JRN 301 or instructor approval.

JRN 451 Photojournalism II. (3) F, S
Theory and practice of photojournalism with emphasis on shooting, lighting, and layout for the media. Prerequisite: JRN 351.

JRN 452 Photojournalism III. (3) F, S
Advanced theory and practice of photojournalism with emphasis on the photo essay and illustrations in black and white and color. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab. Prerequisite: JRN 451.

JRN 465 Precision Journalism. (3) S
An advanced writing course with focus on reporting polls and surveys and other numerically-based stories as well as on understanding the concepts that underlie polls and surveys. Lecture, lab. Prerequisite: JRN 301 or instructor approval.

JRN 470 Depth Reporting. (3) F, S
The course is designed to introduce students to strategies for writing in-depth newspaper or magazine articles. Lecture, lab. Prerequisites: JRN 301; professional status; instructor approval.

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