|JPW 208 Intro to Journalism||Mon/Thu||11:00-12:20pm||Prof Lounsberry|
|JPW 209 Broadcast Journalism||Thurs||5:30-8:20pm||Prof Duggan|
|JPW 250 Writing for Interactive Media||Tue/Fri||11:00-12:20pm||Prof Webber|
|JPW 321 Race, Gender and the News||Mon||5:30-8:20PM||TBA|
|JPW 301 Data Journalism||Wed||5:30-8:20PM||TBA|
|JPW 350 Magazine Writing||Tue/Fri||2:00-3:20pm||Prof Webber|
|JPW 498 Beats and Deadlines||Mon/Thu||12:30-1:50pm||Prof Lounsberry|
JPW 208/Introduction to Journalism
Experience in news reporting and writing, and explanation of the ideals of journalism. Students learn how to report and research news stories, use social media and digital skills in newsgathering, and write news stories for online and print publications. Students also explore feature writing and how to incorporate multimedia, such as video and photographs, into story packages
JPW 209/Broadcast Journalism
This course introduces students to the issues and practices of broadcast journalism in the United States, and the role the profession plays in educating and informing the public through a variety of news formats. Students will learn how to legally and ethically collect information, write clear and readable stories, use multiple platforms, and how to cover news, weather, sports, and other types of stories.
JPW 250/Writing for Interactive Media
Introduces students to the reasoning, routines and rigors of writing for business and professional markets. Students learn basic HTML and CSS coding, build their own WordPress portfolio websites, blog using the fundamentals of SEO, use social media to promote their content, and create mobile videos.
JPW 301/Data Journalism
Teaches basic data-analysis skills associated with investigative and explanatory reporting. Students learn to mine and interpret official data, using introductory-level spreadsheet analysis and formulas. Particular attention is given to issues of ethics, privacy and freedom of information. Students will design and complete a database reporting project.
JPW 321/Race, Gender, and the News
This class examines historical and contemporary issues with regard to the ways in which women and people of color participate in Western news media, either as the subjects of news coverage or as journalists. Students will be exposed to historical, theoretical and contemporary writings on media representation, and will complete a major reporting project.
JPW 350/Magazine Writing
Students learn to write different types of magazine articles being published today both online and in print, and how to pitch and write stories for a host of publications. They will learn what makes a good story, how to research a piece, how to prepare for an interview, as well as organization and writing techniques to use.
JPW 498/Beats and Deadlines
Provides working experience in covering regular news assignments (beats) such as local government, education, police, courts, business, and science/environmental issues. Students write news and feature stories, take photos and videos, and develop a personal brand via social media.