Journalism and New Media Minor

Lower Division Requirements

JRN150 Media and Society

Functions, responsibilities, and influence of various mass media and emerging forms of niche media in society. Students review the theories, structures, functions, practices, economics, critical analyses, and historical aspects of mass media and its social responsibility in society. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

JRN150-A
Stilwell, Heather A.
09/05/2017 Th 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM James Complex ONLN
JRN150-C
Stilwell, Heather A.
09/05/2017 T 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center ONLN
JRN150-B
Stilwell, Heather A.
09/05/2017 Th 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM James Complex ONLN
JRN150-A
Stilwell, Heather A.
01/10/2018 Th 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM James Complex ONLN
JRN150-B
Stilwell, Heather A.
01/10/2018 T 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex ONLN

JRN170 Writing for Mass Media

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; Interdisciplinary, Multicultural)

JRN170-A
Chute, Michael D.
09/05/2017 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM James Complex 048
JRN170-B
Chute, Michael D.
09/05/2017 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM James Complex 048
JRN170-A
Chute, Michael D.
01/10/2018 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM James Complex 048
JRN170-B
Chute, Michael D.
01/10/2018 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM James Complex 048

JRN210 Digital Photography

This course introduces students to the equipment, techniques, and practicalities of photography. Students learn that photography strikes a balance between craft, form, content/concept, emotion and expression as they become active and critically informed image-makers. Basic aesthetic concerns will be examined, including the exploration of image-making and presentation techniques. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

JRN210-A
Veneman, James Ray
09/05/2017 T 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex ONLN
JRN210-B
Veneman, James Ray
09/05/2017 T 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM James Complex ONLN
JRN210-A
Veneman, James Ray
01/10/2018 MW 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM James Complex ONLN
JRN210-B
Veneman, James Ray
01/10/2018 MW 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM James Complex ONLN

JRN216 Digital Storytelling

This course prepares the student to work in the new media marketplace, where online and digital platforms are as important as traditional print media by incorporating audio and video components to storytelling. Instructional goals are to enhance awareness of broadcast journalism elements and skills; to introduce an understanding of ethics, standards and legalities of producing and publishing broadcast pieces; and to provide knowledge and skills necessary to develop audio and video components of multimedia journalism. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

JRN216-A
Stilwell, Heather A.
09/05/2017 T 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM James Complex ONLN
JRN216-A
Stilwell, Heather A.
01/10/2018 Th 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex ONLN

Upper Division Requirements

JRN312 Magazine & Feature Writing

Planning, gathering material, writing and preparation of articles for specialized and general media publications, with emphasis on the magazine article and newspaper feature; includes overview of the magazine market. Laboratory and field work. Students may only earn credit for either JRN 312 or JRN 350. Prerequisite: JRN 170. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

JRN312-A
Chute, Michael D.
09/05/2017 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM James Complex 104
JRN312-A
Chute, Michael D.
01/10/2018 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM James Complex

JRN315 News Reporting

Practice in gathering information, conducting interviews and using online databases in writing and reporting news stories. Emphasis on style, clarity, accuracy, responsibility in handling the reporting of news. Laboratory and fieldwork. Prerequisite: JRN170. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

JRN315-A
Stilwell, Heather A.
09/05/2017 Th 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex ONLN

JRN430 Mltmdia Reprtng Edtng & Prdcng

This course prepares the student to work as a journalist in today’s newsrooms, where the online and digital platforms are at least as important as the traditional print or broadcast platforms. The emphasis is on gathering assets in the field (text, photographs, video, audio) and then using those assets to tell a comprehensive story. Prerequisite: JRN 216. (3 units; Fall)

JRN430-A
Stilwell, Heather A.
09/05/2017 T 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex ONLN

Upper Division Elective Requirement

Complete 3 units from the following:

JRN310 Advanced Digital Photography

Journalistic examination of elements of excellent photographic principles. Attention will be given to the development of artistic and technical skills such as composition, focus, lighting techniques, and photo editing, as well as personal skills, such as relating to subjects, reporters, and editors. An excellent photograph provides insight into written stories, and many times the stories are told more effectively with pictures. This course will teach the art of telling a story with pictures. Prerequisite: JRN 210. (3 units; Fall)

JRN310-A
Veneman, James Ray
09/05/2017 MW 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM James Complex ONLN

JRN320 Media Law, Ethics and Copyright

An introduction to the ethical and legal aspects of public relations and journalism, including print, online and broadcasting. Students will gain practical insight into the field through review of real-world case studies and materials on ethics, policies and law. (3 units; Spring)

JRN320-A
Chute, Michael D.
09/05/2017 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM James Complex 104
JRN320-A
Chute, Michael D.
01/10/2018 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM James Complex 052

JRN340 Sports Writing

Students learn how to write a sports story, examining issues from race and gender to hero worship and sportsmanship, as well as trends and philosophies and the ethics of what sports journalists do and why they do it. Students will gain experience in covering games; writing for major and minor sports; interviewing; finding feature stories; columns; legal aspects of sports reporting; and covering breaking news in sports. Prerequisite: JRN 170. (3 units; Fall)

JRN340-A
Kruppa, James K.
09/05/2017 T 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM James Complex ONLN

JRN349 Editing for Print & Online Media

A course involving students in an in-depth study of procedures of copy editing for newspapers, magazines and online media. Through assignments and exercises, students will develop superior skills in grammar and word usage, punctuation, spelling, style, fact-checking, use of reference books, and writing headlines and captions. Students will practice substantive editing, and proofreading for print and online media. The special conditions of the increasingly important Internet to copy editors will be demonstrated. Prerequisites: ENG 113 or JRN 170. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Fall/Spring)nits; —=^I¢

JRN349-A
Quezada, Robert G.
09/05/2017 T 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex ONLN
JRN349-A
Stilwell, Heather A.
01/10/2018 T 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM James Complex ONLN

JRN360 Audio Newsgathering

This course provides students opportunities to participate in the production of radio news stories and newscasts, using professional principles, aesthetics, ethics, and practices of journalistic audio reporting, producing in-field and project assignments. Prerequisite: JRN 216. (3 units; Fall)

JRN360-A
Kruppa, James K.
09/05/2017 T 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM James Complex ONLN

JRN370 Social Media Strategies

This course provides students opportunities to analyze, use and produce content for current and emerging social media, such as Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Reddit and other professional business platforms. (3 units; Spring)

JRN370-A
Brodie, Victoria K
09/05/2017 MW 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM James Complex ONLN
JRN370-A
Brodie, Victoria K
01/10/2018 MW 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM James Complex ONLN

JRN380 Video Newsgathering

This course provides students opportunities to participate in the production of television news stories and newscasts, using professional principles, aesthetics, ethics, and practices of journalistic video reporting, producing in-field and project assignments. Prerequisite: JRN216 (3 units; Spring)

JRN380-A
Stilwell, Heather A.
01/10/2018 T 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM James Complex ONLN

JRN400 Special Topics in Journalism

Concentration upon a specific topic in the field of Journalism. Topic varies for different semesters. May be taken multiple times with change in topic. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

JRN400-A
Brodie, Victoria K
09/05/2017 T 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM James Complex ONLN

JRN440 Writing Columns and Blogs

Principles and practices of writing in the shorter forms of journalism, including editorials and opinion essays for print, electronic and online media outlets. Includes writing columns, blogs, opinion-page articles, and reviews of theater, music, books, and film. Prerequisite: JRN 170. (3 units; Fall)

JRN440-A
Chute, Katherine B.
09/05/2017 T 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM James Complex ONLN

JRN460 Investigative Reporting

The tradition of investigative reporters, who uncover facts and write articles that expose waste, wrongdoing, mismanagement, fraud, conflict of interest and abuse of authority, and promote change and reform, has a long and proud history that stands alongside more conventional journalistic practices. Students are provided with reportorial skills and techniques required by journalists who develop articles of substance and depth in specialized areas, with emphasis given to research, analysis, and interpretation of complex issues in writing for publication. Prerequisite: JRN 170. (3 units; Spring)

JRN460-A
Quezada, Robert G.
01/10/2018 T 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM James Complex ONLN

JRN470 Reprtng & Producing Brdcst Media

This course is designed to improve and expand the news gathering and writing skills of the media student, further developing understanding of broadcast news writing, new judgment and construction of broadcast news stories, as well as social responsibility and an ethical framework for broadcast journalists. Prerequisite: JRN360 or JRN380 (3 units; Spring)

JRN470-A
Stilwell, Heather A.
01/10/2018 Th 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM James Complex ONLN