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A lab/lecture course focusing on the concepts of visual strorytelling and on the skills needed to gather information in the visual storytelling process. Students work in teams with still photography, video and audio-gathering devices to document community life.
Interaction Design and Information Visualization
This course is an introduction to the visual display of information in digital and interactive media, with a special focus on the encoding of data by means of statistical charts, maps, and diagrams.
Digitization allows us to merge several forms of media that were not connected in the past. This course is intended as an exploration of how storytelling is r e-inventing itself utilizing the new digital communication tools available to us today. This course will cover linear and non-linear storytelling techniques and production processes.
Media Law and Ethics Seminar
A survey of legal and ethical issues concerning First Amendment theories and practices regarding defamation, privacy, freedom of information, free press vs. fair trial, reporter privilege, access to media, intellectual property, obscenity, broadcasting, and new media.
Reporting and the Internet
Overview of uses of online computer services for newsgathering and distribution with emphasis on the Internet.
Social Effects of Mass Communication
Roles, functions, and consequences of mass communication in American society.
Social Media for Journalists
Examination of best practices for use of social media for gathering, disseminating and promoting news.
An analysis of sports journalism that will develop students’ skills in sports r eporting and sports writing. Discussions range across the entire field of sport s reporting, including broadcasting, but the greatest emphasis is concentrated on sports reporting and writing for newspapers and magazines.
Writing for Publication
This course focuses on writing principles and practices of the news media. It is designed to give the student exposure and practical experience in writing for the print media.