Audio Journalism Specialization

1. Students must complete one advanced writing course from this list (3 cr.):

MSCH-J 303 Online Journalism

(3 cr.)

P: One of MSCH-C 101, JOUR-J 110, or JOUR-H 110; one of MSCH-C 225, MSCH-H 225, JOUR-J 200 or JOUR-H 200; and MSCH-C 226 or JOUR-J 210, with a grade of C- or higher. Explores non-linear methods of storytelling and how Web-based tools can enhance journalism written and online work. In addition to building existing skills, students use photography and embedded audio to create story packages for an online magazine. Credit given for only one of MSCH-J 303 or JOUR-J 303.

MSCH-J 315 Feature Writing

(3 cr.)

P: One of MSCH-C 101, JOUR-J 110 or JOUR-H 110; one of MSCH-C225, MSCH-H 225, JOUR-J 200 or JOUR-H 200; and one of MSCH-C 226 or JOUR-J 210, with a grade of C- or higher. Emphasis on developing story ideas, identifying sources, organizing materials, planning, and outlining the story. Techniques for capturing the reader’s interest. Credit given for only one of MSCH-J 315 or JOUR-J 315.

MSCH-J 341 News Reporting

(3 cr.)

P: One of MSCH-C 101, JOUR-J 110 or JOUR-H 110; one of MSCH-C225, MSCH-H 225, JOUR-J 200, or JOUR-H 200; and one of MSCH-C 226 or JOUR-J 210, with a grade of C- or higher. Techniques of gathering, analyzing, and writing news and features for print and online publication. Practice in interviewing, observation, and use of documentary references that include computer information retrieval and analysis skills. Credit given for only one of MSCH-J 341 or JOUR-J 341.

MSCH-J 342 Magazine Reporting

(3 cr.)

P: One of MSCH-C 101, JOUR-J 110, or JOUR-H 110; one of MSCH-C 225, MSCH-H 225, JOUR-J 200 or JOUR-H 200; and one of MSCH-C 226 or JOUR-J 210 with a grade of C- or higher. Techniques of gathering, analyzing, and writing material for specialized and general circulation magazines. Practice in interviewing, observation, and use of documentary references that include computer information retrieval and analysis skills. Credit given for only one of MSCH-J 342 or JOUR-J 342.

MSCH-J 343 Broadcast News

(3 cr.)

P: One of MSCH-C 101, JOUR-J 110, or JOUR-H 110; one of MSCH-C 225, MSCH-H 225, JOUR-J 200 or JOUR-H 200; and one of MSCH-C 226 or JOUR-J 210–with a grade of C- or higher. Techniques of gathering, analyzing, and writing news and features for broadcast. Practice in interviewing, observation, and use of documentary references that include computer information retrieval and analysis skills. Credit given for only one of MSCH-J 343, JOUR-J 343 or JOUR-J 371.

2. Students must complete two additional advanced skills courses from the following (6 cr.):

MSCH-J 303 Online Journalism

(3 cr.)

P: One of MSCH-C 101, JOUR-J 110, or JOUR-H 110; one of MSCH-C 225, MSCH-H 225, JOUR-J 200 or JOUR-H 200; and MSCH-C 226 or JOUR-J 210, with a grade of C- or higher. Explores non-linear methods of storytelling and how Web-based tools can enhance journalism written and online work. In addition to building existing skills, students use photography and embedded audio to create story packages for an online magazine. Credit given for only one of MSCH-J 303 or JOUR-J 303.

MSCH-J 343 Broadcast News

(3 cr.)

P: One of MSCH-C 101, JOUR-J 110, or JOUR-H 110; one of MSCH-C 225, MSCH-H 225, JOUR-J 200 or JOUR-H 200; and one of MSCH-C 226 or JOUR-J 210–with a grade of C- or higher. Techniques of gathering, analyzing, and writing news and features for broadcast. Practice in interviewing, observation, and use of documentary references that include computer information retrieval and analysis skills. Credit given for only one of MSCH-J 343, JOUR-J 343 or JOUR-J 371.

MSCH-J 353 Advanced Broadcast News

(3 cr.)

P: MSCH-J 343 or JOUR-J 343. Continuing workshop in reporting, writing, and editing for broadcast. Individual and team functions are stressed. Emphasis on news judgment, fairness, accuracy, editorial balance, and language usage. Practice in editing copy, audio and video tape. Credit given for only one of MSCH-J 353, JOUR-J 353 or JOUR-J 384.

MSCH-J 360 Journalism Specialties (Approved topics)

(1-4 cr.)

Topical course dealing with changing subjects and material from term to term. May be repeated for credit with different topics in J360 and JOUR-J 360.

MSCH-J 362 Journalism Multimedia Storytelling

(3 cr.)

P: At least sophomore standing and MSCH-C 226 or JOUR-J 210 with a grade of C- or higher; or permission of instructor. Hands-on experiences in reporting, editing and presenting stories in images, sound and spoken word. Goes beyond basic skills with advanced cameras and software. Create projects including Podcast, Audio slideshow, web video, and Portfolio website to display projects. Credit given for only one of MSCH-J 362 or JOUR-J 362.

MSCH-J 401 Depth Reporting and Editing

(3 cr.)

P: One 300-level reporting course and one 300-level editing course. Study and practice in using techniques of social science and traditional methods of investigative reporting. Class will plan, write, and edit news stories in depth. Credit given for only one of MSCH-J 401 or JOUR-J 401.

MSCH-X 478 Field Experiences in Media (Approved topics)

(4 cr.)

P: Application required. Permission of department. Topical course integrating classroom and field experience. Includes 10-day field experience during or after term offered. Field experience will change based on topic. May be repeated for credit with different topics in J428 and JOUR-X 478.

MSCH-J 460 Topics Colloquium (Approved topics)

(1-4 cr.)

P: Junior or senior standing. Topical seminar dealing with changing subjects and materials from term to term. May be repeated for credit with different topics in J460 and JOUR-J 460.

MSCH-P 353 Audio Production

(3 cr.)

P: MSCH-C 223 or TEL-T 206, and MSCH-C 228 or TEL-T 283, with a grade of C- or higher, and consent of instructor. Intermediate-level hands-on production course that concentrates on the planning and production of audio materials for radio, video, and interactive media. Topics include sound theory, recording, and editing. Includes analog and digital technologies. Lab fee required. Credit given for only one of MSCH-P353 or TEL-T 353.

See the full Media School Bulletin.