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A Two-Year MA Model

The convergence model educates students in the theory and skills of multimedia communication. Students will be prepared for leadership in the areas of print, broadcast and online news, and strategic communication.

Prerequisite for each concentration is JOURN 7804 Convergence Reporting (3 Credits) or adviser’s consent.

Information Graphics

  • JOURN 7430 Computer-Assisted Reporting (3 Credits) Highly recommended.
  • JOURN 7508 Information Graphics (3 Credits)

International Journalism

  • JOURN 7650 International Issues Reporting (3 Credits)

Plus one of the following:

  • JOURN 7656 International News Media Systems (3 Credits)
  • JOURN 7658 International Journalism (3 Credits)
  • JOURN 7660 Media Forces Shaping the European Union (3 Credits)
  • JOURN 7050 Communications Practice (2 Credits: 1 Credit Each Semester)
    (With an adviser-approved international focus.)

Investigative Reporting

  • JOURN 7430 Computer-Assisted Reporting (3 Credits) Highly recommended.
  • JOURN 7436 Investigative Reporting (3 Credits) Highly recommended.

Online Journalism

  • JOURN 7700 Online Journalism (3 Credits) or
    JOURN 7974 Advanced Internet Applications for Radio/TV News (3 Credits)

Plus one of the following:

  • JOURN 7430 Computer-Assisted Reporting (3 Credits) Highly recommended. or
    JOURN 7436 Investigative Reporting (3 Credits) Highly recommended.
  • JOURN 7566 Electronic Photojournalism (3 Credits)
  • JOURN 7508 Information Graphics (3 Credits)

Photojournalism

  • JOURN 7550 Basic Photography & Photo Editing (3 Credits)
  • JOURN 7566 Electronic Photojournalism (3 Credits)

Print Reporting

  • JOURN 7410 Intermediate Writing (3 Credits)

Plus one of the following:

  • JOURN 7106 Media & Art Criticism (3 Credits)
  • JOURN 7416 Science, Health and Environmental Writing (3 Credits)
  • JOURN 7418 Critical Reviewing (3 Credits) Highly recommended.
  • JOURN 7420 Editorial Writing (3 Credits)
  • JOURN 7426 Religion Reporting and Writing (3 Credits)
  • JOURN 7430 Computer-Assisted Reporting (3 Credits) Highly recommended.
  • JOURN 7436 Investigative Reporting (3 Credits) Highly recommended.
  • JOURN 7438 Business Journalism and Economics Reporting (3 Credits)
  • JOURN 7460 Advanced Reporting (3 Credits)
  • JOURN 7650 International Issues Reporting (3 Credits)

Print Editing

  • JOURN 7400 Editing (3 Credits)
  • JOURN 7406 Newspaper Editing (3 Credits)

Print Design

  • JOURN 7506 Magazine Design (3 Credits)
  • JOURN 7500 Advanced Newspaper Editing and Design (3 Credits)

Television-Radio Reporting

  • JOURN 7306 Broadcast News II (3 Credits)
  • JOURN 7308 Broadcast News III (3 Credits)

Television News Producing

  • JOURN 7306 Broadcast News II (3 Credits)
  • JOURN 7310 News Producing (3 Credits)

Note: The university requires at least half of a graduate student’s coursework to be in 8000-level (or greater) courses. 4000-level (and below) courses do not carry graduate credit. Some courses will not be offered every semester. Plan accordingly by checking with your graduate adviser and the registrar’s schedule of courses for current course availability.