JOUR 2600    Investigative Reporting Workshop    1 s.h.

Students become part of a team of reporters. The program will identify one reporting project that will be the focus of this laboratory. The project will be reported until completion. Students are expected to participate in gathering and analyzing information and in the writing and/or production of stories. Repeatable for up to 3 s.h.

JOUR 2602    Media Writing    3 s.h.

Introduction to writing for the mass media. Development of writing techniques and examination of styles and approaches used in writing for various mass audiences. Fulfills requirement for Integrated Language Arts Middle Childhood teaching license.
Prereq.: Completion of ENGL 1551 with grade "C" or better.

JOUR 2603    Journalism Ethics and Social Responsibilities    3 s.h.

Examination of ethical standards and moral theories and their practical application in professional journalism through case studies. Students will learn to become active critics of media professionals.
Gen Ed: Arts and Humanities.

JOUR 2605    Journalism as Literature    3 s.h.

Examination of literary works by journalists. Study of journalism techniques transferred to literary storytelling.
Gen Ed: Arts and Humanities.

JOUR 2622    News Reporting 1    3 s.h.

Study of news reporting and writing, with emphasis on journalistic and AP style, development of news judgment, interviewing, and storytelling through traditional and new media. Coursework may require travel for reporting projects.
Prereq.: Completion of ENGL 1551 with grade "C" or better.

JOUR 2624    Imaging and Design of Media    3 s.h.

Focus on the use of photographs, graphics, tables, charts, and other visual products to convey messages. Includes study of basic visual literacy, design principles and technology. Crosslisted as ENGL 2624.

JOUR 2626    American Journalism    3 s.h.

The development of journalism in America, the role of the news media and its effects on American society, and special consideration of journalism as a tool of diversity and as a literary tradition.
Prereq.: Completion of ENGL 1550 with a "C" or better.

JOUR 2632    Introduction to Photojournalism    3 s.h.

The basics of photojournalism, including composition, lighting, editing, news judgment, and ethics.

JOUR 3716    Introduction to Magazine Journalism    3 s.h.

Focus on forces driving the magazine industry. Study of business models, freelancing, and writing for specialized audiences; includes basic feature writing and imaging techniques.
Prereq.: JOUR 2622 and JOUR 2624.

JOUR 3717    Editorial and Opinion Writing    3 s.h.

Techniques, approaches and practice in writing reviews, editorials, and opinion columns. Exercises in criticisms of the arts, editorial research, and editorial style.
Prereq.: JOUR 2622.

JOUR 3720L    Magazine Journalism Workshop    1 s.h.

Working for campus publications to apply news gathering and reporting skills. Emphasis on organizational culture of magazines. Coursework may require travel for reporting projects. May be repeated for up to 3 s.h.
Prereq.: JOUR 3716 or consent of instructor.

JOUR 3721L    Journalism Workshop    3 s.h.

Application of the principles of news reporting skills in student media. May be repeated once.
Prereq.: JOUR 2622.

JOUR 3722L    Radio News Workshop    3 s.h.

Production of news and feature stories to be aired on radio; development of interview and media production skills for news. Coursework may require travel for reporting projects.
Prereq.: JOUR 2622.

JOUR 3723    Advanced Journalism Editing and Design    3 s.h.

Application of visual literacy and editing skills. Emphasis on editorial decision making, journalistic style editing, quantitative reasoning, fact-checking, and practice of traditional and multimedia design techniques.
Prereq.: JOUR 2622 and JOUR 2624.

JOUR 3725    News Reporting 1    3 s.h.

Study of news reporting and writing, with emphasis on journalistic and AP style, development of news judgment, interviewing, and storytelling through traditional and new media. Coursework may require travel for reporting projects.
Prereq.: Completion of JOUR 2624 OR ENGL 1551 with grade "C" or better.

JOUR 3726    American Journalism    3 s.h.

The development of journalism in America, the role of the news media and its effects on American society, and special consideration of journalism as a tool of diversity and as a literary tradition.
Prereq.: Completion of ENGL 1550 or JOUR 2624 with a C or better.

JOUR 3758    Projects in Working Class Reporting    3 s.h.

Collaboration with the Center for Working Class Studies. Emphasis on using journalistic techniques to cover issues important to working-class people. Coursework may require travel for projects.
Prereq.: ENGL 1551.

JOUR 3759    Sports Journalism    3 s.h.

Techniques of sports reporting with emphasis on game reporting, sports features, columns, photography and new media storytelling. Coursework may require travel for reporting projects.
Prereq.: JOUR 2622 or consent of instructor.

JOUR 3760    News Reporting 2    3 s.h.

Focus is on advanced news reporting and storytelling skills. Includes in-depth coverage of feature writing, investigative, and enterprise journalism. Coursework may require travel for reporting projects.
Prereq.: JOUR 2622.

JOUR 3761    New Media Journalism    3 s.h.

Focus on new trends and techniques of electronic news organizations. Emphasis on storytelling using multimedia and non-linear methods of delivery. Coursework may require travel for reporting projects.
Prereq.: JOUR 2622 and JOUR 2624.

JOUR 3762    Political Reporting    3 s.h.

Development of skills necessary to report, write, record, and publish stories about the American political system. Coursework may require travel for reporting projects.
Prereq.: JOUR 2622.

JOUR 4821    Advising Student Media    3 s.h.

Study of the role and responsibilities of the media advisor in high school and college. Topics include the unique legal and ethical concerns of student media, the training of student staff, the relationship of the student press to the academic administration, and publication-management concerns. Listed also as ENGL 4821.
Prereq.: JOUR 2622 or ENGL 3741.

JOUR 4822    Magazine Writing and Reporting    3 s.h.

Advanced study of writing and reporting techniques for magazine journalists. Emphasis on learning freelance skills, getting work published, and marketing yourself as a magazine writer. Coursework may require travel for reporting projects.
Prereq.: JOUR 3716.

JOUR 4823    In-Depth Reporting    3 s.h.

Emphasis on extended research, extensive interviewing and investigative reporting techniques. Coursework may require travel for reporting projects.
Prereq.: JOUR 3721L.

JOUR 4824    Press Law and Ethics    3 s.h.

Study of First Amendment rights of the press; examination of laws concerning libel, privacy, copyright, obscenity, censorship, open meetings and open records in Ohio; discussion of press responsibilities.
Prereq.: JOUR, 2622 or JOUR 3721L.

JOUR 4825    Selected Topics in Journalism    3 s.h.

Study of approaches to and special aspects of journalism not covered in depth in other journalism courses. May be repeated once with change of topic.
Prereq.: JOUR 2622 or JOUR 3721L.

JOUR 4893    Journalism Senior Project    3 s.h.

Capstone experience for journalism major. Individualized enterprise/investigative reporting projects with demonstration of advanced newsgathering techniques. Coursework may require travel for reporting projects.
Prereq.: Senior standing; and JOUR 3760 and JOUR 4824.
Gen Ed: Capstone.

JOUR 4894    Journalism Internship    3 s.h.

Supervised journalism work experience. Students complete 60 hours for each hour registered. Internship placement is selective. Coursework may require travel for reporting projects. May be repeated with the approval of the department chairperson for up to 6 hours.
Prereq.: JOUR 3760 and JOUR 3721L; senior standing, 2.5 GPA and permit.