Journalism

Classes

JOUR 150 : Media and Society

The role of the media in contemporary society, including development, influence, rights, responsibilities, issues and trends - with emphasis on the social, political and economic effects.

Credits:

3

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Compare and evaluate various forms of mass media and their effect on society.
  • Use critical reasoning skills to distinguish fact from opinion and judge the credibility of various information sources.
  • Describe and apply basic mass media principles as well as social science methods (e.g. interviews, observation and surveys) to analyze examples from the media.
  • Illustrate and explain why an understanding of news and media literacy is important in the 21st century.

JOUR 200 : Introduction to Multimedia Journalism

Fundamentals of multimedia journalism including reporting stories that include photography, audio, graphics and video that can be combined into the ideal online package.

Credits:

3

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Apply basic journalistic concepts and principles to produce multimedia stories that can be published online.
  • Generate story ideas and determine the best way to convey those stories through text, audio, photography, video and/ or infographics.
  • Gather essential information for a story, including conducting interviews, following through on assignments and meeting deadlines.
  • Take pictures using a digital camera applying concepts of photocomposition and then edit them using editing software.

JOUR 250 : Media Writing

An introductory course in reporting and writing news stories for delivery to different media, including print, online media and video.

Credits:

3

Prerequisites:

“C” or better in ENG 100.

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Analyze the quality of coverage in stories produced by the mass media to become a more informed consumer of news.
  • Describe the basic journalistic issues related to news values and communication law and ethics.
  • Produce various multimedia writing (print, online media, and video) using journalistic concepts and principles.
  • Write, edit and proofread stories for readability, clarity, accuracy, news value, conciseness and mechanics.

JOUR 270 : Introduction to Multimedia Storytelling

Fundamentals of multimedia storytelling using video, audio and photography to report and produce news and documentary stories for the web and other distribution platforms.

Credits:

3

Prerequisites:

Credit for or registration in JOUR 150 or JOUR 250 or consent of instructor

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Produce various news videos and short documentaries independently or in groups that meet professional journalistic standards and ethics
  • Generate story ideas; research, gather and organize information; follow through on assignments; and meet deadlines
  • Apply basic knowledge and skills of digital video production including cinematography, sound and editing
  • Critically analyze news videos and documentaries produced by the mass media

JOUR 286 : Multimedia News Production

Students will develop intermediate skills in video journalism and produce video and multimedia news stories about campus and community events and issues for publication on the Ka ‘Ohana website and other distribution platforms. Repeatable for up to 6 credits. (Crosslisted as CM 286.)

Credits:

3

Prerequisites:

Credit for CM 120 or JOUR 120; or consent of instructor.

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Produce various news videos independently or in groups that meet professional journalistic standards and can be published on the Ka ‘Ohana website.
  • Generate story ideas; research, gather and organize information; work collaboratively with editors and reporters; follow through on assignments; and meet deadlines.
  • Develop basic knowledge and skills of digital video production including cinematography, sound and editing.
  • Critically analyze news videos produced by the mass media.

JOUR 287V : Newspaper Production

Complete production of the student newspaper Ka‘Ohana, including reporting, writing, layout, editing, photography, web and social media. Repeatable for up to 6 credits.

Credits:

1 - 3

Prerequisites:

Grade of C or better in ENG 100 and credit for or registration in JOUR 205 or 250; or consent of instructor. NOTE: credits are variable 1 to 3 credits.

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Apply basic journalistic concepts and principles to produce a range of articles that meet standards for publication, including readability, accuracy, news style and mechanics.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of page design principles and software to produce pages for a tabloid publication.
  • Apply knowledge of photography to take pictures using a digital camera and to edit them for publications.
  • As part of a team, produce a monthly publication that meets journalistic standards for news value, readability, accuracy, objectivity, clarity, balance and fairness.
  • Demonstrate an ability to generate story ideas, meet deadlines, gather and organize information, and follow through on assignments.