CBU students in the photojournalism minor develop the skill of using photography to tell a journalistic story. In addition, students gain artistic and technical skills in photography, learning about photo composition, focus, lighting techniques and photo editing. Students also gain journalistic skills relating to subjects, reporters and editors. The photojournalism minor (18 units) gives aspiring media photographers the education, experience and opportunity needed to competitively enter the journalism field post-graduation.

Lower Division Requirements

 

An introduction to mass media writing. Students will utilize journalistic reporting, editing and writing for mass audiences intended for distribution across electronic and print media outlets. (3.0 units; Fall, Spring, & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
JRN170-A
Singh, Sonya C
01/08/2024 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM James Complex 048
JRN170-A
Singh, Sonya C
09/03/2024 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM James Complex 048
JRN170-A
Singh, Sonya C
01/13/2025 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM James Complex 048

The desire to understand the world through images and text has never been in higher demand, thus the need for photojournalists with a commitment to truth is just as high. The emphasis is on how to use the camera to communicate a message of awareness and lasting impact. Weekly exercises, both written and photographic, will be the foundation of this experience. Recent trends in the industry, as well as philosophical and historical roots of the profession, will be examined. (3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
JRN210-A
Singh, Sonya C
01/08/2024 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM James Complex 192
JRN210-A
Singh, Sonya C
01/13/2025 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM James Complex 048

Upper Division Requirements

 

Principle concerns will be advanced problem solving and messaging for photography as a key element in journalism, as well as exploring the photojournalist's role in the news and editorial process. Visual perception, the role of words, picture eding, taste and judgement will also play a part in class discussion and presentations. Each week, both visual and written assignments will move the class to a better understanding of the potential and power of a journalistic package. Prerequisite: JRN 210. (3 units; Fall, even years)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
JRN310-A
Singh, Sonya C
09/03/2024 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA

A deeper understanding of the relationship of words and images will be explored, as well as ethical persuasion and strategic communication within the context of today's media landscape. Students will gain a deeper understanding of the issues and challenges involved in assembling optimum media strategies, and the selection of appropriate media. Serving the public through engaging, carefully selected visual strategies will be studied. Weekly visual, as well as written assignments will strengthen the classroom experience. Prerequisite: JRN 210. (3 units; Fall, odd years)

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Upper Division Elective Requirement

 

Complete 6 units from the following:

A single, primary, in-depth project, involving a social issue with the intent to educate, inform, and implement change, will be at the heart of the class. Weekly visual and written goals will provide consistent retooling along the way. The collection of images and other related content in the field, as well as research, message construction, writing and editing, will play vital roles. Real world investigation will be vital in thi advanced journalistic endeavor. Students will show and discuss their work weekly, hare progress and respond to questions and fine tune the direction of their projects together. The style, length, direction, point of view, and primary message will grow out of decisions made in these small groups. Depending on the decisions of the small groups, the project may become a collaborative effort. The final project will be both visual and written. Prerequisite: JRN 210. (3 units; Fall, odd years)

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Under faculty supervision, the student will be assigned to a position, utilizing principles of journalism acquired and employed throughout their university experience. This internship provides an opportunity for investigating and participating in field experience with a practitioner of the trade, giving depth and breadth to their understanding of journalism as a whole. Prerequisite: Permission of the Department Chair. (1-3 units; Fall/Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
JRN450-IN
Brodie, Victoria K
01/08/2024 - Instructor OFFC
JRN450-IN
Brodie, Victoria K
05/06/2024 - Instructor OFFC
JRN450-IA
Brodie, Victoria K
07/01/2024 - Instructor OFFC
JRN450-IN
Brodie, Victoria K
09/03/2024 - Instructor OFFC
JRN450-IN
Brodie, Victoria K
01/13/2025 - Instructor OFFC

This course equips students to create Ala portfolio for professional use in the editorial world. Students will build out, edit, and sequence a selection of their work that represents the diversity of storytelling photography integral to journalism, including live-event coverage, environmental portraits, and a cohesive photo essay. (3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
JRN475-A
Singh, Sonya C
01/13/2025 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM James Complex 048