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Visual Editing and Management

This interest area educates students in the skills and theory of picture editing and visual presentation in print and online publications. This will prepare students for careers in visual editing at newspapers, magazines and with online publications. Administered by the photojournalism 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 4000 Communications Law (3 Credits)
Required Journalism Courses (15)
  • Take one of these:
    • JOURN 4450 News Reporting (3) or
    • JOURN 4804 Convergence Reporting (3)
  • JOURN 4556 Fundamentals of Photojournalism (3 Credits)
  • JOURN 4566 Electronic Photojournalism (3 Credits)
  • JOURN 4502 Multimedia Planning and Design (3 Credits)
  • CAPSTONE
    JOURN 4972 Photo and Visual Editing: (3)
    [JOURN] [4972] [Photo and Visual Editing]
    An advanced visual editing course. Primary work is as a photo/multimedia editor on the Columbia Missourian photo desk. You collaborate on daily and semester projects and are assigned specific leadership roles. Prerequisites: JOURN 4408 or JOURN 7408 or JOURN 4204 or JOURN 7204 or JOURN 4500 or JOURN 7500 or JOURN 4560 or JOURN 7560. Restricted to Journalism and Science and Agricultural Journalism majors only.
Strongly-Suggested Journalism Electives
  • JOURN 4558 Advanced Techniques in Photojournalism (3 Credits)
  • JOURN 4560 Staff Photojournalism (3 Credits)
Suggested Journalism Electives (10)
  • JOURN 4464 Magazines Across Platforms (3 Credits)
  • JOURN 4506 Magazine Design (3 Credits)
  • JOURN 4510 Visual Communication (3)
  • JOURN 4554 Visual Editing for Multimedia (3 Credits)
  • JOURN 4562 Photojournalism Business Practices (2)
  • JOURN 4508 Information Graphics (3 Credits)
  • JOURN 4500 News Design (3 Credits)
  • JOURN 4564 Micro-Documentary Photojournalism and Videography (3 Credits)
  • JOURN 4568 History of Photojournalism (3 Credits)
  • JOURN 4710 Newspaper Management (3 Credits)
  • JOURN 4980 The Picture Story and Photographic Essay (3 Credits)