CEA Course: Journalism
JRN330 INTERNATIONAL JOURNALISM & GLOBAL MEDIA
Students will learn how international information is generated and distributed, how news corporations are competing in the global battle for images and how the new global platforms present a challenge to the traditional Anglo-American news supremacy. Credits: 3
JRN331 JOURNALISM FOR SOCIAL CHANGE
Professional journalism nowadays should communicate crucial data to inform the citizenship and continue more than ever to play a central role in sustaining a democratic culture. The consumption and production of media is now at the reach of everyone who owns a phone and has mobile connection. The challenge of journalism is to assure reliability of sources but also gain the flexibility of the new media and offer a prompt and deep response. Journalism should provide ethical, not biased information. This course will focus the role journalism has performed in the latest century, increasing civic engagement, public participation and the construction of critical perspectives. This course will also explore journalists’ ethical choices and the values that guide those choices. The course will introduce many aspects of multimedia journalism and teach the basic technical skills necessary to build competency in written, audio, and visual storytelling forms. Prerequisites: Two one-hundred or one two-hundred level course(s) in the subject area(s) of instruction. Language of instruction: English. Credits: 3. Cross listed as COM331.
This course analyzes the role of photojournalism and mass media in society in a historical and contemporary perspective. Through practical assignments and experience, the making of news photographs and photo essays, students will learn how to read visual information and the process of image layout and photographic narrative. Credits: 3
JRN361 JOURNALISM 2.0: COMMUNICATION & BLOGGING IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Information management is an integral part of postmodern society. Blogs and podcasts now form part of the contemporary media landscape alongside more personal forms of on-line communication such as Myspace, Facebook or Twitter, and are collectively catalogued as Journalism 2.0. This course aims to define the term and tries to account for its success. Credits: 3