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; Fall/Spring)

JRN150-A
Brodie, Victoria K
08/24/2020 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM James Complex 356
JRN150-A
Pearson, MaryAnn
01/11/2021 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM TBA

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)

JRN170-A
STAFF, STAFF
08/24/2020 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM James Complex 048
JRN170-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2021 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM James Complex 048

JRN210 Photojournalism

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; Fall/Spring)

JRN210-A
STAFF, STAFF
08/24/2020 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM James Complex 048
JRN210-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2021 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM James Complex 048

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 mobile journalism elements and skills; to introduce an understanding of ethics, standards and legalities of producing and publishing mobile journalism stories; and to provide knowledge and skills necessary to develop audio and video components of multimedia journalism. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

JRN216-A
Kruppa, James K.
08/24/2020 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM James Complex 048
JRN216-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2021 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM James Complex 048

Upper Division Requirements

JRN312 Magazine and 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; Fall/Spring)

JRN312-A
Swope, Matthew
08/24/2020 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM James Complex
JRN312-A
Pearson, MaryAnn
01/11/2021 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 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: JRN 170. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

JRN315-A
STAFF, STAFF
08/24/2020 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM James Complex 052
JRN315-A
Quezada, Robert G.
01/11/2021 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM TBA

JRN430 Mltmdia Reprtng Edtng and 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
Kruppa, James K.
08/24/2020 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center B222

Upper Division Elective Requirement

Complete 3 units from the following:

JRN310 Advanced Photojournalism

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)

JRN310-A
STAFF, STAFF
08/24/2020 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM James Complex 048

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
Quezada, Robert G.
08/24/2020 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM James Complex 104
JRN320-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2021 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex

JRN325 Prncpls of Pdcstng And Brdcstng

This course will provide students with an introduction to electronic and traditional broadcasting principles. Students will analyze, synthesize, and evaluate online and traditional broadcasting principles in the form of podcasts. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

JRN325-A
Pearson, MaryAnn
08/24/2020 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM James Complex 375
JRN325-A
Pearson, MaryAnn
01/11/2021 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM TBA

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, even years)

JRN349 Editng for Prnt and 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. Prerequisite: ENG 113 or JRN 170. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

JRN349-A
Quezada, Robert G.
08/24/2020 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM James Complex 052
JRN349-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2021 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA

JRN360 Audio and Video Newsgathering

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

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
08/24/2020 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM James Complex 048

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)

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; Spring, odd years)

JRN440-A
Quezada, Robert G.
01/11/2021 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA

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; Fall, even years)

JRN470 ReprtngAndProducing 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: JRN 360 or 380. (3 units; Spring, odd years)

JRN470-A
Kruppa, James K.
01/11/2021 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM James Complex 048