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Journalism/Digital Mass Media Core Classes
Society & Media
Students are introduced to mass communication and explore its culture-shaping power, contemporary issues, and media’s impact on society. Students evaluate media economics, forms, history, ethics, careers, legal issues, societal issues, and religious issues.
Reporting for Mass Media
Students develop skills for clear and concise communication to mass audiences in a variety of written formats. Emphases include writing for print and electronic media, gathering accurate information, presenting a clear written message, and basic style for professional media writing. Students submit work to an online publication.
Introduction to Public Relations
Students are introduced to the profession of public relations and strategic communication. Students demonstrate writing ability, examine strategies for publicity campaigns, and study the history and foundations of the field.
Introduction to Video Production
This course examines the components of audio, video, and still images for the purpose of media production. Students explore the equipment used to produce content.
Advanced Reporting & Writing
Students build writing style and reporting techniques while evaluating sources, polling practices, and investigative coverage of events. Students create stories for an online publication in a variety of styles, including straight news, feature, and other prominent media writing styles.
Video Editing & Enhancement
Students continue developing editing skills and are introduced to Photoshop and Aftereffects. Emphasis is placed on deadlines and following industry workflow.
History & Philosophy of American Media
Students examine the history and theoretical underpinnings of mass communication in the United States.
Mass Media Management & Entrepreneurship
Students gain insight into structures, management, processes, and the economics of and issues surrounding mass media. An emphasis is placed on financial stability and profitability in a changing media market.
Under the supervision of a qualified professional, interns gain real-world experience in a media work environment.
Mass Media Law & Ethics
Students evaluate legal cases, precedents, and laws governing public and private communication in the United States through the lens of Christ-focused ethics.
Communication Integrated Project
Students demonstrate a culmination of skills developed during their communication studies. Students produce a final communication project, using a variety of skills and media equipment, which showcases practical communication skills and an understanding of legal, ethical, and moral issues in communication studies.