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Courses - Journalism

JOUR 1010 - News Writing and Reporting

Introduction to news reporting and writing for print, online and broadcast, as well as to public relations news release writing. Practice in fundamentals of such writing.

Hours:
3



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JOUR 2000 - News Production I

Hands-on instruction and practice in the design and production of print and online news for the UNG student news organization. Assignments may include reporting, writing, editing, photography, video production, broadcast reporting, web design, print design, and advertising.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: JOUR 1010, or permission of instructor

Hours:
3



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JOUR 2010 - Intermediate Newswriting and Reporting

Writing, interviewing, and information-­gathering for creating multimedia stories for diverse audiences. This course is a continuation of JOUR 1010 and will include discussion and instruction in ethics, responsibilities, and professional practice of journalism.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: JOUR 1010

Hours:
3



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JOUR 2902 - Special Topics in Journalism

Special interest courses that may not be transferable are offered in response to student interest and demand. Among such topics are news writing, editorial writing, non-print media, school publications, advertising, reviewing and critiquing, and contemporary America newspapers.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor

Hours:
2



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JOUR 2903 - Special Topics in Journalism

Special interest courses that may not be transferable are offered in response to student interest and demand. Among such topics are news writing, editorial writing, non-print media, school publications, advertising, reviewing and critiquing, and contemporary America newspapers.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor

Hours:
3



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JOUR 3000 - News Production II

Hands-on instruction and practice in the design and production of print and online news for the UNG student news organization. Assignments may include reporting, writing, editing, photography, video production, broadcast reporting, web design, print design, and advertising.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: JOUR 2000 or permission of instructor

Hours:
3



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JOUR 3010 - Advanced Newswriting & Reporting

Advanced writing and reporting class building on skills learned in JOUR 1010 and JOUR 2010. Students will be expected to produce publication-ready stories for print, online, broadcast and public relations outlets.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: JOUR 2010 or permission of instructor

Hours:
3



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JOUR 3020 - Public Affairs & Community Reporting

Study and practice of news reporting and writing at community level. Special attention given to source development, interviewing, finding and using government records and documents.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: JOUR 2010 or permission of instructor

Hours:
3



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JOUR 3050 - Data Journalism

Advanced use of computers and investigative techniques to access, analyze and develop database information in combination with traditional news reporting in web, broadcast and print forms. Use of multimedia presentation techniques to deliver such information to audiences.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisites: JOUR 2010 and MATH 2400, or permission of instructor

Hours:
3



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JOUR 3070 - Editing

Introduction to the techniques of newspaper, magazine, and online copy desk work. Rewriting and editing copy, titles, captions, photos and headlines for newspapers, magazines and on-line publications. Ethical and legal issues in copy editing. Emphasis on grammar, style, punctuation. Laboratory experience in editing.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: JOUR 3010 or permission of instructor

Hours:
3



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JOUR 3100 - Multimedia Journalism

Production, ethics, and theories of multimedia journalism content for online. Students will apply ethical and creative techniques to write and produce digital stories using web sites, sound and moving images. The course will cover sound journalistic principles of newsgathering, content curation, blogging, social media, and storytelling in a converged new media environment.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisites: JOUR 1010 and COMM 1400, or permission of instructor

Hours:
3



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JOUR 3400 - Media Layout and Design

Publishing and photo editing for print and online, and instruction in appropriate software. Discussion of basic design principles, ethics and legal issues, along with typography and color theory. Students will produce a final project suitable for a job portfolio.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: COMM 1400 or permission of instructor

Hours:
3



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JOUR 3420 - Photojournalism

Taking and preparing digital images for the media, with discussion of ethical and legal issues surrounding production and use of digital photographs in a journalistic context.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisites: COMM 1400 and JOUR 1010, or permission of instructor

Hours:
3



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JOUR 3550 - Feature Writing

Intensive, advanced writing and reporting practice for the development of non-fiction articles for magazines, newspapers, and other print and online publications, focusing on human interest writing. Topics include legal and ethical issues, freelance writing techniques, working with editors, multimedia additions for online features, and in-depth interviewing and reporting.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: JOUR 2010 or permission of instructor

Hours:
3



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JOUR 3750 - Broadcast Journalism

Practice in the composition, performance and production of news for broadcast and webcast media. Focus on distinctions between electronic media and print media news-writing styles. Student performers deliver news stories in realistic settings, including television stand-up reports from the field, in-studio delivery on-camera using TelePrompTer, and voiced copy for radio. Audio and video production techniques are reviewed to allow students to assemble a completed newscast or news package. Professional industry standards, ethics and practices are discussed.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisites: JOUR 3010 and COMM 1400, or permission of instructor

Hours:
3



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JOUR 4100 - Literary Journalism

Examination of the genre of literary journalism, focusing on the great flowering of the form in the late 1950s and the 1960s, and including representative samples of literary journalism as it is currently practiced. The focus of the course is the newly-conceived relationship between the journalist and his/her subjects and material, and how that changing role suggested the need for new forms with which to capture and express it.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: JOUR 1010

Hours:
3



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JOUR 4800 - News Production III

Hands-on instruction and practice in the design and production of broadcast and online news for UNG student news organization. Assignments may include reporting, writing, video production, broadcast reporting, editing, photography, web design, and advertising. JOUR 4800 will focus primarily on producing video news content and the delivery of a broadcast news program.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: JOUR 3750, MDST 3800, or the permission of the instructor

Hours:
3



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JOUR 4903 - Seminar in Mass Communication

Seminar in a topic or issue in mass communication, journalism and/or media selected by the instructor or in response to student demand.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisites: JOUR 1010 and COMM 2900

Hours:
3



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JOUR 4951 - Journalism Internship

This course enables students to earn credit toward their degree by completing an internship within a field related to journalism. The student's advisor will liaise with the organization offering the internship to verify that the experience merits internship credit. This course is appropriate for students who will work at the internship for an average of fewer than 7 hours per week during the Fall or Spring terms. For Summer terms, First & Second terms/sessions, and Maymester terms, the number of required hours may be increased accordingly, due to the abbreviated time frame of the session/term. Internship courses may be repeated for up to 6 total hours.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor

Hours:
1



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JOUR 4952 - Journalism Internship

This course enables students to earn credit toward their degree by completing an internship within a field related to journalism. The student's advisor will liaise with the organization offering the internship to verify that the experience merits internship credit. This course is appropriate for students who will work at the internship for an average of between 7 and 12 hours per week during the Fall or Spring terms. For Summer terms, First & Second terms/sessions, and Maymester terms, the number of required hours may be increased accordingly, due to the abbreviated time frame of the session/term. Internship courses may be repeated for up to 6 total hours.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor

Hours:
2



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JOUR 4953 - Journalism Internship

This course enables students to earn credit toward their degree by completing an internship within a field related to journalism. The student's advisor will liaise with the organization offering the internship to verify that the experience merits internship credit. This course is appropriate for students who will work at the internship for an average of between 13 and 20 hours per week during the Fall or Spring terms. For Summer terms, First & Second terms/sessions, and Maymester terms, the number of required hours may be increased accordingly, due to the abbreviated time frame of the session/term. Internship courses may be repeated for up to 6 total hours.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor

Hours:
3



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