Radio-Television Reporting/Anchoring

Radio-Television Reporting/Anchoring

This interest area teaches students how to structure, write and build a newscast. Students will receive instruction in newsroom leadership and practice guiding a newscast to completion in the professional newsrooms and control rooms of KBIA-FM radio and KOMU-TV. Administered by the radio-television 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)
    [JOURN] [3000] [History of American Journalism]
    American mass media from colonial days to present in the context of social, economic and political change. Prerequisites: Junior Standing; Journalism or Science and Agricultural Journalism majors.

or

  • JOURN 4568 History of Photojournalism: (3)
    [JOURN] [4568] [History of Photojournalism]
    Examination of the aesthetic and technological development of photography from its invention in 1839 to the present. Primary emphasis on the evolution and impact of the picture press and the documentary tradition in America, although international developments are studied as well. Prerequisites: Journalism and Science and Agricultural Journalism majors only with Junior standing.

and

  • JOURN 4000 Communications Law: (3)
    [JOURN] [4000] [Communications Law]
    Legal concepts, including prior restraint, libel, privacy, obscenity, contempt and access as they relate to print, broadcast, advertising and other areas. Prerequisites: Junior Standing; Journalism and Science and Agricultural Journalism majors.

Required Journalism Classes (16)

  • JOURN 4300 Broadcast News I (3)
  • JOURN 4306 Broadcast News II (3)
  • JOURN 4308 Broadcast News III (3)
  • JOURN 4320 Advanced Reporting (3)
  • JOURN 4328 Advanced News Communications (1)

Take one of these capstones:

    • JOURN 4974 Advanced Internet Applications for Radio/TV News: (3)
      [JOURN] [4974] [Advanced Internet Applications for Radio/TV News]
      Integration of advanced Internet research and publishing skills with production and management of the KOMU-TV/KBIA Radio World Wide Web news service. Prerequisites: JOURN 4306.
    • JOURN 4976 Seminar in Radio/TV News: (3)
      [JOURN] [4976] [Seminar in Radio/TV News]
      Seminar in network and local news process, in coverage of major issues and social problems, in relationships of radio-TV news and government institutions. Prerequisites: JOURN 4306 and instructor's consent. Restricted to Journalism and Science and Agricultural Journalism majors only with junior standing.
    • JOURN 4978 Media Management and Leadership: (3)
      [JOURN] [4978] [Media Management and Leadership]
      Dramatic changes in technology and the media's role in converging technologies require new management and leadership techniques and paradigms. Students will write case examining these changes. Prerequisites: JOURN 4306 or JOURN 4804. Restricted to Journalism and Science and Agricultural Journalism majors only.

Suggested Journalism Electives (9)

  • JOURN 4554 Visual Editing for Multimedia: (3)
    [JOURN] [4554] [Visual Editing for Multimedia]
    This class develops understanding of multimedia storytelling by focusing on editing, production, and business model practices for online visual journalism. It builds on a foundation of digital editing, photojournalism, photo editing, videography, and multimedia production. Graded on A-F basis only. Prerequisites: JOURN 4804 or JOURN 4550 or JOURN 4306 or JOURN 4406 or JOURN 4506 and instructor's consent; restricted to Journalism and Science and Agricultural Journalism students only.
  • JOURN 4310 News Producing: (3)
    [JOURN] [4310] [News Producing]
    Instruction in techniques of television newscast preparation. Emphasis on role of the television news producer. Prerequisites: JOURN 4308.
  • JOURN 4330 From Murrow to Moore: What Good Journalists Read: (3)
    [JOURN] [4330] [From Murrow to Moore: What Good Journalists Read]
    Introduces undergraduates to seminal works in broadcast and print Journalism that influences contemporary professional practices. Graded on A-F basis only. Prerequisites: junior standing or instructor's consent. Restricted to Journalism and Science and Agricultural Journalism majors only.
  • JOURN 4416 Science, Health and Environmental Writing: (3)
    [JOURN] [4416] [Science, Health and Environmental Writing]
    Advanced course in the reporting of science, health and environment. Write for publication. Prerequisites: JOURN 4450 and instructor's consent. Restricted to Journalism and Science and Agricultural Journalism majors only.
  • JOURN 4418 Critical Reviewing: (3)
    [JOURN] [4418] [Critical Reviewing]
    A combination of theory and practice that covers the philosophy and craft of reviewing the arts, including books, movies, television, dance, painting, sculpture and architecture. Students must attempt to publish reviews and essays locally, regionally and nationally. Reviews published in VOX Magazine. Prerequisites: JOURN _0900 or JOURN 2100 and instructor's consent. Restricted to Journalism and Science and Agricultural Journalism majors only.
  • JOURN 4426 Religion Reporting and Writing: (3)
    [JOURN] [4426] [Religion Reporting and Writing]
    (same as Religious Studies 4418). Advanced seminar in religion reporting and writing. Examines the role of religion journalism in faith, public life and culture. Prerequisite: JOURN 4450 or its equivalent in professional writing experience and instructor's consent.
  • JOURN 4430 Computer-Assisted Reporting: (3)
    [JOURN] [4430] [Computer-Assisted Reporting]
    How to negotiate for, transfer and process electronic information; the unique opportunities computers provide for analyzing information. Prerequisites: Restricted to Journalism and Science and Agricultural Journalism majors only. Junior Standing.
  • JOURN 4436 Investigative Reporting: (3)
    [JOURN] [4436] [Investigative Reporting]
    Advanced course designed to acquaint reporters with public issues. Students write two in-depth projects and other shorter assignments. Students meet weekly with instructor for editorial suggestions. Prerequisites: JOURN 4450 and instructor's consent.
  • JOURN 4438 Business, Financial and Economic Journalism: (3)
    [JOURN] [4438] [Business, Financial and Economic Journalism]
    Advanced reporting course concentrating on writing and reporting about business and the economy. Emphasis on sources, records, documents and writing techniques. Prerequisites: JOURN 4408 and 4410 or 4506.
  • JOURN 4506 Magazine Design: (3)
    [JOURN] [4506] [Magazine Design]
    Introduction to typography of magazines from manuscript markup through layout to page proof. Extensions and limitations of typography are considered in light of current practice and economic possibilities. Prerequisites: Restricted to Journalism and Science and Agricultural Journalism majors only.
  • JOURN 4508 Information Graphics: (3)
    [JOURN] [4508] [Information Graphics]
    Work as a news artist for a daily city newspaper graphically covering community news, sports and lifestyle issues. Emphasis on visual thinking and effective presentation. Experience with state-of-the-art software. Prerequisites: JOURN 4450 or the professional equivalent, or instructor's consent. Restricted to Journalism and Science and Agricultural Journalism majors only.
  • JOURN 4510 Visual Communications: (3)
    [JOURN] [4510] [Visual Communications]
    How to communicate through pictures. Topics: visual perception, vocabulary, the role of words, picture editing, design and layout, printers, taste and judgment, camera mechanics. For journalism students who are not photographers. Prerequisites: Restricted to Journalism and Science and Agricultural Journalism majors only.
  • JOURN 4550 Basic Photography and Photo Editing: (3)
    [JOURN] [4550] [Basic Photography and Photo Editing]
    A basic survey for non-photojournalism majors and others with no prior experience who desire a working knowledge of photojournalistic theory and practice. Prerequisites: instructor's consent. Restricted to Journalism and Science and Agricultural Journalism majors only.
  • JOURN 4650 International Issues and the Media: (3)
    [JOURN] [4650] [International Issues and the Media]
    An advanced professional seminar on how to recognize, report and write about the domestic influence of international political, economic and cultural problems and trends. Prerequisites: JOURN 4450.
  • JOURN 4700 Participatory Journalism: (3)
    [JOURN] [4700] [Participatory Journalism]
    Examination of the emerging forms of information delivery by computer and related convergence of print and broadcast media. Students gain practical experience in the production of an electronic information delivery product. Prerequisites: JOURN 2100 and one of the following: JOURN 4400, 4450 or instructor's consent.
  • JOURN 4716 Women and the Media: (3)
    [JOURN] [4716] [Women and the Media]
    (same as Women's and Gender Studies 4716). Focus on portrayal of women in American mass media. Other goals: historical perspective on women as journalists; exposure to issues usually not covered by mass media; research and writing skills. Prerequisite: instructor's consent.
  • JOURN 4720 Internet Law: (3)
    [JOURN] [4720] [Internet Law]
    This course will focus on how to avoid legal pitfall while doing e-mail or e-commerce or browsing the Web and how to use the law to your benefit.
  • JOURN 4726 Creativity and Innovation in Journalism: (3)
    [JOURN] [4726] [Creativity and Innovation in Journalism]
    To provide students an appreciation of creative process, to teach students methods to enhance creativity, to provide historical and philosophical background for creative process.
  • JOURN 4804 Convergence Reporting: (3)
    [JOURN] [4804] [Convergence Reporting]
    Practice and theory of reporting for converged media. Students produce multimedia reports for traditional and converged media operations. Prerquisites: JOURN 4802, junior standing required and instructor's consent. Graded on A/F basis only.
  • JOURN 4806 Convergence Editing and Producing: (3)
    [JOURN] [4806] [Convergence Editing and Producing]
    Practice and theory of editing and producing material for publication or broadcast in a converged environment. Students produce media for multiple outlets. Prerequisites: Journalism [JOURN] 4804, junior standing and instructor's consent. Graded on A/F basis only. Restricted to Journalism and Agric Journalism majors only.
  • JOURN 4812 Online Audience Development: (3)
    [JOURN] [4812] [Online Audience Development]
    Experience in developing online audiences gained through hands-on work at an Internet site. Graded on A/F basis only. Prerequisites: junior standing; instructor's consent. Restricted to Journalism and Science and Agricultural Journalism majors only.
  • JOURN 4940 Internship in Journalism: (2)
    [JOURN] [4940] [Internship in Journalism]
    Credit for approved employment in journalism. Specifications for this course appear in the Undergraduate Catalog. Prerequisite: Journalism students only. Graded on S/U basis only.
  • JOURN 4950 Understanding Audiences: (3)
    [JOURN] [4950] [Understanding Audiences]
    Focuses on the recipients of journalistic efforts by teaching students to identify, analyze and address media audiences. Students will learn a variety of research methods and gain hands-on experience with audience analysis through team-based practical projects. Prerequisites: JOURN 2000 and junior standing.
  • JOURN 4974 Advanced Internet Applications for Radio/TV News: (3)
    [JOURN] [4974] [Advanced Internet Applications for Radio/TV News]
    Integration of advanced Internet research and publishing skills with production and management of the KOMU-TV/KBIA Radio World Wide Web news service. Prerequisites: JOURN 4306.
  • JOURN 4976 Seminar in Radio/TV News: (3)
    [JOURN] [4976] [Seminar in Radio/TV News]
    Seminar in network and local news process, in coverage of major issues and social problems, in relationships of radio-TV news and government institutions. Prerequisites: JOURN 4306 and instructor's consent. Restricted to Journalism and Science and Agricultural Journalism majors only with junior standing.
  • JOURN 4978 Media Management and Leadership: (3)
    [JOURN] [4978] [Media Management and Leadership]
    Dramatic changes in technology and the media's role in converging technologies require new management and leadership techniques and paradigms. Students will write case examining these changes. Prerequisites: JOURN 4306 or JOURN 4804. Restricted to Journalism and Science and Agricultural Journalism majors only.