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Courses

Journalism

5001. Contemporary Issues in Journalism   (4 s.h.)

This course examines the concepts and functions of journalism in American society. Students explore underlying values associated with journalism, relationships among journalism and other social institutions, and current issues facing journalists. The nature of journalistic content is also examined.

5002. News Reporting   (4 s.h.)
Prerequisite:  Admission to M.J. program or permission of M.J. Director.

Accelerated, in-depth instruction is offered in various forms of writing, nature of news, structuring news stories, style, information gathering, and copy editing fundamentals, with emphasis on multimedia reporting.

5003. News Editing   (4 s.h.)
Prerequisite: JRN 5002 or permission of M.J. Director.

Accelerated, in-depth instruction is offered in editing, editorial judgment, accuracy, headline writing, fundamentals of page makeup, and use of illustrations, with emphasis on story and photo editing, print design, style, and usage.

5004. Computer-Assisted Reporting and Research   (4 s.h.)

This course deals with computer-based exploration of the Internet, World Wide Web, databases, and on-line libraries to develop information gathering and presentation skills. Research approaches and data analysis are emphasized.

5005. Communication Law   (4 s.h.)

This course entails a legal and philosophical study of government regulations and court rulings pertaining to journalism and information transmission.  Emphasis is on legal research methods and application of the law.

5012. Reporting and Writing 2   (4 s.h.)
Prerequisite: JRN 5002 or permission of M.J. Director.

This course offers instruction in feature writing and computer-assisted investigative reporting, primarily dealing with public affairs in the Philadelphia area. It continues the multimedia reporting emphasis.

5013. Editing the News 2   (3 s.h.)

Prerequisite: JRN 5003 or permission of instructor.

This course covers Web, audio, and video content editing and presentation. Multimedia considerations and interactivity are emphasized throughout.

5102. International Reporting   (4 s.h.)

Prerequisite: JRN 5002 or permission of instructor.

This course presents approaches to international news reporting, writing, and editing, with an emphasis on cross-platform news gathering.

5121. Magazine Writing   (4 s.h.)

Prerequisite: JRN 5002 or permission of instructor.

This course deals with writing for a variety of consumer, trade, and literary publications.  Cross-platform issues are considered.  Idea development, writing style, and marketing are also emphasized.

5131. Internet Web Publishing   (4 s.h.)

This is an advanced course in Web journalism.

5151. Literary Writing in Journalism   (4 s.h.)
Prerequisite: JRN 5002 or permission of M.J. Director.

This course covers writing in the increasingly popular narrative style of today's journalism. Style and techniques often associated with fiction are critically examined and applied.

5201. The American Magazine   (4 s.h.)

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

This course deals with analysis of content, editorial policy, and trends in American magazine journalism; publishing procedures; marketing, circulation, and advertising problems; and reader research.

5211. Media Management   (4 s.h.)

Business and other financial models are presented as they relate to news media across traditional and non-traditional platforms.  Newsroom organization and management are discussed.  Ownership and investment influences and structures are emphasized.

5221. Communication History   (4 s.h.)

This course is a study of the technological and social development of communication systems from ancient to present times, with emphasis on historical/descriptive research methods.

5251. Mass Communication Research Methods   (4 s.h.)

Prerequisite: JRN 5002 or permission of instructor.

This course offers a study of the methods for researching journalism and mass communication, including quantitative and qualitative approaches.

5601. Temple Journalism Review   (3 s.h.)

Prerequisite: JRN 5001, JRN 5002, JRN 5003, and JRN 5013 or permission of instructor.

This online, student-produced publication examines the current state of journalism. Special emphasis is placed on Philadelphia-area news media.

5602. Documentary Journalism   (3 s.h.)

Prerequisite: JRN 5001, JRN 5002, JRN 5003, and JRN 5013 or permission of instructor.

This course presents longer-form journalistic story-telling across media platforms. Emphasis is on in-depth, documentary approaches and styles, with attendant information-gathering and ethical considerations.

5603. Urban Reporting Lab   (3 s.h.)

Prerequisite: JRN 5001, JRN 5002, JRN 5003, and JRN 5013 or permission of instructor.

This course offers a multimedia approach to covering Philadelphia and its neighborhoods.

5700-5820. Seminars in Communication   (1-4 s.h.)

Special-topic courses are offered in a broad range of communication areas, including print and broadcast news, magazines, and new technologies.

5890. Seminars in Communication Abroad   (6 s.h.)

The subject matter and location for this course vary each semester. Please consult the Course Schedule for further information.

 

Updated 11.27.2012