Radio-Television Investigative Journalism (Interdisciplinary)

Radio-Television Investigative Journalism (Interdisciplinary)

This interest area is for journalism students interested in learning the skills of investigative and computer-assisted reporting for radio and television news.

Students choose their core course of study in radio-television journalism. The interest area builds student skills in investigative reporting and using data analysis in reporting. It also encourages, but does not require students to use elective coursework to develop a specialty area such as business news, health care or religion reporting.

Through this interest area, students will gain the skills to work as an investigative reporter or producer in radio or television news.

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

Required Journalism Classes (18)

  • JOURN 4430 Computer-Assisted Reporting (3)
  • JOURN 4436 Investigative Reporting (3)*
    • *Students who want to do investigative work with KOMU-TV must be enrolled in or have taken Broadcast News III.
  • JOURN 4300 Broadcast News I (3)
  • JOURN 4306 Broadcast News II (3)
  • JOURN 4308 Broadcast News III (3)

Take one of these capstones:

  • JOURN 4974 Advanced Internet Applications (3)
  • JOURN 4976 Seminar in Radio/TV News (3)
  • JOURN 4978 Media Management and Leadership (3)

Suggested Journalism Electives (7)

  • JOURN 4150 Using Infographics (1)
  • JOURN 4330 From Murrow to Moore: What Good Journalists Read (3)
  • JOURN 4414 Field Reporting on Food Systems and the Environment (3)
  • JOURN 4416 Science, Health and Environmental Writing (3)
  • JOURN 4426 Religion Reporting and Writing (3)
  • JOURN 4438 Business and Economic Reporting (3)
  • JOURN 4440 Mapping for Stories and Graphics (3)
  • JOURN 4508 Information Graphics (3)
  • JOURN 4510 Visual Communication (3)
  • JOURN 4550 Basic Press Photography and Photo Editing (3)
  • JOURN 4700 Participatory Journalism (3)
  • JOURN 4718 Law and the Courts (3)
  • JOURN 4728 Confronting Controls on Information (3)
  • JOURN 4940 Internship in Journalism (3-6)
  • JOURN 4950 Understanding Audiences (3)