Introduction to journalism and strategic communications in the 21st century. Learn the foundations of producing news and strategic communications: how to ethically collect, analyze, aggregate create and publish timely information to engage public audiences.
Succeeding in college takes specific skills and knowledge. In this course, professor Paul Mitchell will help you learn how to learn how to develop the habits, attitudes and knowledge necessary to achieve competency in an academic environment.
We know media are a powerful force in today’s environment. But in what ways? What stories are we telling ourselves about the role of media in our lives? In this course you will explore your own media habits, analyze the political economy of the media and learn what scholars are discovering about the effects of […]
Develop journalistic skills and practices including researching, investigating, reporting, writing, analyzing data, and thinking critically and creatively.
Critique and create photo, audio and video stories that are technically adept and which effectively convey a message, as well as analyze aesthetic and storytelling choices in digital media.
We live in a visual world. Understanding how to ‘read’ the visual images that surround us daily is critical to understanding communication today. In this course you will learn about visual literacy, perception, cognition, aesthetics, design principles, creativity, critical evaluation, and ethics related to the use of images and information in the media.
Understanding and committing to ethical action is the hallmark of a professional media practitioner. In this course you will think deeply about the ethical issues related to the practice of public communication as well as explore your own values.
Want to know how to create powerful photos that tell stories? In this course you’ll learn photojournalism techniques and methods to create stories that make a difference. Camera equipment is available from the school for use in the course.
Journalists are storytellers. In this class, you’ll learn the elements of what makes a great story. You’ll study classic storytelling elements and practice telling your own stories from multiple points of view.
Do you dig data? Or, perhaps you don’t exactly “dig” data, but you want to be an investigative journalist. This course focuses on incorporating data into investigative and explanatory journalism in order to tell the most accurate and complete story possible.