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Convergence Television Reporting (Interdisciplinary)

All convergence journalism interest areas teach multimedia storytelling by having students take the three core convergence classes: JOURN 4804 Convergence Reporting, JOURN 4806 Convergence Editing and Producing, and the capstone, JOURN 4992 Reporting, Editing and Marketing of Converged Media.

This interest area is for the student wanting to work largely in television reporting. This area includes a wide range of reporting classes and producing/management classes, giving the student a sense of television reporting in front of the camera. Other courses in multimedia prepare the student well for Web-based journalism as it complements television. Administered by the convergence journalism faculty.

Bachelor of Journalism Degree Requirements

Upper-Division Journalism Core (6)

All Journalism students must take the following courses at the upper-division level:

  • JOURN 3000 History of American Journalism (3 Credits) or JOURN 4568 History of Photojournalism (3 Credits). JOURN 3000 or JOURN 4568 should be taken in the junior year.
  • JOURN 4000 Communications Law (3 Credits). JOURN 4000 also should be taken in the junior year.

Required Journalism Classes (16)

  • JOURN 4050 Communications Practice (1)
    (Students take the lab-only component of JOURN 4300 Broadcast News I as a prerequisite for Broadcast News II.)
  • JOURN 4306 Broadcast News II (3)
  • JOURN 4308 Broadcast News III (3)
  • JOURN 4804 Convergence Reporting (3)
  • JOURN 4806 Convergence Editing and Producing (3)
  • JOURN 4992 Reporting, Editing and Marketing of Converged Media (3) CAPSTONE

Suggested Journalism Electives (9)

  • JOURN 4310 News Producing (3)
  • JOURN 4320 Advanced News Reporting (3)
  • JOURN 4330 From Murrow to Moore: What Good Journalists Read (3)
  • JOURN 4428 Health Reporting Skills (2)
  • JOURN 4430 Computer-Assisted Reporting (3)
  • JOURN 4436 Investigative Reporting (3)
  • JOURN 4438 Business and Economics Reporting (3)
  • JOURN 4502 Multimedia Planning and Design (3)
  • JOURN 4508 Information Graphics (3)
  • JOURN 4554 Visual Editing for Multimedia (3)
  • JOURN 4650 International Issues Reporting (3)
  • JOURN 4662/7662 Global News Across Platforms (3)
  • JOURN 4700 Participatory Journalism (3)
  • JOURN 4720 Internet Law (3)
  • JOURN 4810 Advanced Global Converged News (3)
  • JOURN 4812 Online Audience Development (3)
  • JOURN 4940 Internship in Journalism (3-6)
  • JOURN 4950 Understanding Audiences (3)
  • JOURN 4974 Advanced Internet Applications for Radio/TV News (3)
  • JOURN 4978 Media Management and Leadership (3)