Broadcast journalism in its traditional form, offers opportunities for students in over 200 markets across the United States and countless markets across the world. The certificate in broadcast journalism enables students to focus on broadcast journalism newsgathering techniques.
Successful graduates of this program will be able to:
- recognize global issues in the news;
- enumerate how journalism story presentation differs through the world;
- identify and create the components of news presentation across platforms; demonstrate news writing skills, complete interviews and construct news stories for broadcast and digital delivery;
- demonstrate curiosity about the news;
- display entrepreneurial skills.
18 credit hours
|JOUR 1030 Fundamentals of Reporting||3 hours|
|EPMD 1010 Media Production for Journalists||3 hours|
|JOUR 1830 Broadcast Delivery and Interpretation||3 hours|
|JOUR 2850 Radio Television News Reporting||3 hours|
|JOUR 3580 Radio Reporting and Producing||3 hours|
|JOUR 3590 Television Reporting and Producing||3 hours|
EPMD 1010 Introduction to Media Production for Journalism (3)
Student learns basic aesthetic and technical requirements in the capturing of sound, still images and motion media for delivery to diverse media outlets. Through a series of assigned projects, student becomes proficient in utilizing equipment for acquiring sound, stills and motion media. In post-production, student learns to edit and prepare content for delivery and publishing to media outlets, such as radio, cellular phones, podcasts, Web blogs, etc. To be taken concurrently with JOUR 1030.
JOUR 1030 Fundamentals of Reporting (3)
Students learn the basic forms and techniques of modern journalistic writing. Students write both simple and complex news stories and are introduced to feature writing and other specialized story forms. Basic word processing skills and competence in diction and grammar are required.
JOUR 1830 Broadcast Delivery and Interpretation (3)
Students learn and practice on-air presentation techniques for effective broadcast delivery and interpretation. The course focuses on voice control, voice, and the phrasing and interpretation of copy. May be repeated for credit.
JOUR 2850 Radio-TV News Reporting (3)
Students learn how broadcast news is gathered, prepared, and reported. The course assignments emphasize procedures and strategies involved in covering events, interview skills and techniques, working with sources, and the operation of the newsroom. Prerequisites: JOUR 1030 or EPMD 1010, or permission of instructor. May be repeated once for credit.
JOUR 3580 Radio News Reporting and Production (3)
Students apply principles and techniques of radio broadcast journalism in a production setting. Students write, report, edit, and present newscasts and public affairs programs on the Webster University radio station. Students learn to apply broadcast journalism theories within this laboratory setting. Lab time is required at a radio station. Prerequisite: JOUR 2850. May be repeated for credit.
JOUR 3590 Television News: Reporting and Producing (3)
Students demonstrate proficiency in applying principles and techniques of television broadcast journalism in a production setting. Students write, report, and edit newscasts, which are broadcast to the St. Louis community. Students learn to apply broadcast journalism theories within a laboratory setting. Prerequisites: JOUR 2850. May be repeated for credit.