Journalism & Mass Communications Broadcasting

BRDC Courses

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BRDC 191
12 hours max special topics hours at all levels (100, 200, 300, 400) per degree. BRDC 191 may be repeated up to three times so long as the topics are different.
Topics vary each term.
Credit Hours: 1-4
Max credits per degree: 12
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
BRDC 226
Introduction to Broadcasting Crosslisted as COMM 226
Prereqs: Sophomore standing; or freshman standing with a minimum of 12 hrs completed, broadcasting major, and 3.0 GPA in major.
Development of the American system of broadcasting and the telecommunication industry.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: JOMC 101.
BRDC 227 is a production track course, and it is a prereq for BRDC 228 and BRDC 359.
Theory and use of sound, audio production and vocal performance for electronic media applications. Write correctly and clearly for electronic media. Tools and technologies appropriate for electronic media applications using the college’s FM radio station and audio production studios. Basic numerical and statistical concepts to understand audience measurement.
This course is a prerequisite for: BRDC 228, BRDC 229, BRDC 359
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab , Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: BRDC 227, JOMC 130-134.
BRDC 228 is a production track course.
Concepts, theories, technologies, and techniques needed for planning, scripting, producing, directing, and performing in professional multi?camera remote and in?studio television programs, interview shows, and demonstration shows. Directing, switching, and operating studio equipment.
This course is a prerequisite for: ADPR 459, BRDC 360, BRDC 428, BRDC 456, BRDC 462
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Parallel BRDC 227.
Utilizing the facilities of KRNU (FM).
Audio production techniques and broadcast performance.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Max credits per semester: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Sophomore standing.
Open to non-broadcasting majors only. Lab work in University of Nebraska-Lincoln facilities.
Basic audio and studio video production techniques and processes; studio operations, microphones, audio editing, talent selection and use, portable audio equipment, production planning/budgeting, cameras, lighting, new telecommunications technologies.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Sophomore standing.
Open to non-broadcasting majors only. Lab work in University of Nebraska-Lincoln facilities.
Basic field video production techniques, processes, and systems; cameras, lenses, mounting equipment, picture composition, videotape editing, audio recording and editing. field lighting, on-camera talent use, multimedia production considerations.
This course is a prerequisite for: THEA 482
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
BRDC 291
12 hours max special topics hours at all levels (100, 200, 300, 400) per degree. BRDC 291 may be repeated up to three times so long as the topics are different.
Topics vary each term.
Credit Hours: 1-4
Max credits per degree: 12
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
Prereqs: Junior standing; JOMC 130-134 or JOMC 160; BRDC 227.
BRDC 359 is a production track course, and is a prereq for BRDC 462.
Concepts, theories, technologies and techniques needed for planning, scripting, shooting, and editing different genres and styles of professional, single?camera video productions, features, music videos, instructional videos, commercials, and drama. Composition, continuity, sequencing, aesthetics, and audiences. Operation of professional video cameras and non?linear editing and graphics software.
This course is a prerequisite for: BRDC 462, BRDC 469
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: BRDC 228. JOMC 130-134.
BRDC 360 is a production track course, and it is a prereq for BRDC 462.
Writing scripts and preparing materials for broadcast, cable, and video streaming production processes. Audience composition thorough research of topics, and adaptation to concurrent delivery through multiple mass media technologies. Awareness of diverse audiences and use of statistics.
This course is a prerequisite for: BRDC 375, BRDC 462
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: JOUR 202. JOMC 130-134. Junior standing.
BRDC 370 is a news track course, and it is a prereq for BRDC 371 and BRDC 472.
Clear and correct writing principles. Journalistic research techniques. Use of new tools and technologies to create broadcast news content for KRNU radio and other broadcast outlets.
This course is a prerequisite for: BRDC 371, BRDC 375, BRDC 472, JOUR 446, THEA 481
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab , Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
BRDC 371
Prereqs: JOUR 202. JOMC 130-134 or JOMC 160. BRDC 370.
BRDC 371 is a news track course, and it is a prereq for BRDC 472.
Produce a news story worthy of airing live during Star City News. Produced live newscast aired in Lincoln. What is news. How to make contact with news makers. How to perform interviews. How to write a news story with a beginning, a middle, and an end. How to shoot and edit the video that supports the story.
This course is a prerequisite for: BRDC 379, BRDC 469, BRDC 472, JOUR 446, JOUR 450
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: BRDC 360 or 370.
BRDC 375 requires a weekly radio sportscast shift.
Broadcast sports reporting. Play-by-play sports reporting.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: BRDC 371 or parallel.
Intensive exploration of television and related visual communications technologies in the corporate and organizational environment. Formulation, production and applications of informational and motivational video communications in corporate and non-profit operations.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
BRDC 391
12 hours max special topics hours at all levels (100, 200, 300, 400) per degree. BRDC 391 may be repeated up to three times so long as the topics are different.
Topics vary each term.
Credit Hours: 1-4
Max credits per degree: 12
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
Prereqs: BRDC 228.
Theory of visualization for television. Practical application of directing techniques. Programs analyzed in relation to translation of facts, ideas, emotions and attitudes through television. Program production experience in the studios of the university station, KUON-TV.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Upper class standing and successful completion of JOMC 130-134.
Creating digital motion graphics and animation using compositing and animation software. Covers project creation, techniques, workflow management, and related post-production work.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
BRDC 454/854
Prereqs: Senior standing and major in broadcasting.
Organizational and management procedures as they relate to the telecommunications media.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
BRDC 455/855
Prereqs: Senior standing and major in broadcasting.
Radio and television program philosophies and formats with emphasis on regulations, responsibilities, economics and audience measurement procedures.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: BRDC 228.
Development of cable telecommunications systems and relevant regulatory aspects of cable development. Current and future projections of cable systems management systems-satellites, teletext, interactive, access channels, importation, origination, pay cable.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Senior standing in broadcasting.
Preparation of instructional television programs. Historical development of television as an instructional medium, learning and communication theory relevant to proper applications of televised instruction.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
BRDC 462/862
Prereqs: BRDC 228, BRDC 359 and BRDC 360.
BRDC 462 is the capstone course in the production track.
Produce multiple long-form, edited television programs to be distributed to a mass audience. Directing a weekly, live, thirty-minute television studio newscast. Advanced operation of studio equipment, graphics software and non-linear editing equipment. Prepare demo materials for a professional portfolio.
Credit Hours: 6
Course Format: Lab , Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
Prereqs: Senior standing in broadcasting or international studies.
Development of programming patterns and controls as well as cultural consideration of national and international systems of broadcasting.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Permission of department head.
Open to non-majors.
The telephone industry, voice and data communication and networking systems. Explores the development and structure of telecommunications, issues, services, applications, technology and management.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: BRDC 359 and 371.
BRDC 469/869 is a continuation of BRDC 359 and 371.
Production of single and double system sound films. Production of videotapes for television.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
BRDC 472/872
Prereqs: BRDC 369 or BRDC 371, BRDC 370, and JOUR 202.
BRDC 472 is a capstone course in the news track.
Produce multiple live weekly newscasts with anchors (news, sports, entertainment, social media) to be distributed to a mass audience.  Advanced reporting skills, knowledge of graphics software and non-linear editing equipment.  Prepare demo materials for a professional portfolio.
This course is a prerequisite for: BRDC 473, NEWS 803
Credit Hours: 6
Course Format: Lab 10, Lecture 8
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
BRDC 473/873
Prereqs: Senior standing in broadcasting; BRDC 472.
Depth reporting and advanced production techniques necessary for the preparation of a broadcast documentary program.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Senior standing.
Techniques of planning, preparing and writing radio, television and motion picture scripts including announcements, interviews, talk programs, features, editorials, investigative reports and dramatic adaptations.
This course is a prerequisite for: THEA 482
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Improve communications skills by gaining experience performing in front of live camera. Learn how to control nerves, voice, mannerisms. Daily tapings and critiques.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Studio 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
BRDC 491/891
12 hours max special topics hours at all levels (100, 200, 300, 400) per degree. BRDC 491 may be repeated up to three times so long as the topics are different.
Topics vary each term.
Credit Hours: 1-4
Max credits per degree: 12
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
Prereqs: Permission code.
Broadcasting-related internships, paid or unpaid, will provide students with an opportunity to enhance their professional skills while contributing meaningful work and expanding their career networks.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Max credits per degree: 3
Course Format: Field
Course Delivery: Web
Prereqs: Permission
Independent study; topic and assignments to be arranged between a student and supervising faculty member.
Credit Hours: 1-24
Max credits per semester: 9
Max credits per degree: 24
Course Format: Independent Study 1
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web

JOMC Courses

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Prereqs: none
Assists new students in making a successful transition to the University of Nebraska, specifically the College of Journalism and Mass Communications, both academically and personally.  Fosters a sense of belonging, promotes engagement in the curricular and co-curricular life of the University, encourages self responsibility, and articulates the benefits of a higher education and the expectations and values of the University. Helps students develop and apply essential study skills, communication skills and explore interests, abilities and values.
This course is a prerequisite for: JOMC 20
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Special Topics
Open to non-College of Journalism and Mass Communications majors.
Introduction to the mass media as sources of news and entertainment conduits for messages of persuasion. Background and history about print and broadcast media and about public relations. How the media and persuasive messages both affect and are affected by society and content.
This course is a prerequisite for: BRDC 227, JOUR 201, JOUR 202, JOUR 404
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Admitted to College of Journalism and Mass Communications or by permission for students whose home college has a written agreement with the COJMC regarding this course.
This is the first of six credit hours in visual communications required for all COJMC majors. Students can complete JOMC 130, 131, 132, 133 and 134 in two, three or four semesters. The courses cannot be completed in one semester. Students can register for JOMC 130, 131, and 132 simultaneously.
Live events, online materials and activities in design thinking, storytelling, and how technology works to challenge students to think creatively, strategically and intelligently when producing content.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Recitation 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Admission to College of Journalism and Mass Communications or by permission for students whose home college has a written agreement with the COJMC regarding this course.
Students can complete JOMC 130, 131, 132, 133 and 134 in two, three or four semesters. The courses cannot be completed in one semester.
Self-paced modules and weekly critiques introduce students to specific types of content in traditional and digital media, such as video, photography, layout, typography, web design, audio and mobile.
This course is a prerequisite for: JOMC 133, JOMC 134
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Recitation 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Admission to College of Journalism and Mass Communications or by permission for students whose home college has a written agreement with the COJMC regarding this course.
Students can complete JOMC 130, 131, 132, 133 and 134 in two, three or four semesters. The courses cannot be completed in one semester.
Students continue self-paced modules and weekly critiques to learn fundamentals of specific types of content in traditional and digital media, such as video, photography, layout, typography, web design, audio and mobile.
This course is a prerequisite for: JOMC 133, JOMC 134
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Recitation 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Successful completion of JOMC 130, JOMC 131, and JOMC 132.
Students can complete JOMC 130, 131, 132, 133 and 134 in two, three or four semesters. The courses cannot be completed in one semester.
Students continue self-paced modules and weekly critiques to achieve more advanced proficiency in specific types of visual communication used in traditional and digital media.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Recitation 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: JOMC 130, 131, 132.
Students can complete JOMC 130, 131, 132, 133 and 134 in two, three or four semesters. The courses cannot be completed in one semester.
Produce multimedia group project that communicates information about organization, group, social issue, etc. Use all skills developed in previous modules.
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Recitation 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Examines the primary concepts and conflicts in contemporary sports communication.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
JOMC 191
12 hours max special topics hours at all levels (100, 200, 300, 400) per degree. May be repeated up to three times so long as the topics are different.
Topics vary each term.
Credit Hours: 1-4
Max credits per degree: 12
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
Prereqs: JOMC 100.
Required for capstone courses.
Focus on resume, cover letter preparation, interviewing skills, and strategies for internship and job searches.
Credit Hours: 0
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Role of ethical principles and social responsibility and their importance in society and media today. Analysis of local and global human trafficking issues and advancing knowledge and solutions in areas of awareness, prevention, education, and role of media.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 8, 9
JOMC 291
12 hours max special topics hours at all levels (100, 200, 300, 400) per degree. May be repeated up to three times so long as the topics are different.
Topics vary each term.
Credit Hours: 1-4
Max credits per degree: 12
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
JOMC 391
12 hours max special topics hours at all levels (100, 200, 300, 400) per degree. May be repeated up to three times so long as the topics are different.
Topics vary each term.
Credit Hours: 1-4
Max credits per degree: 12
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
JOMC 408/808
Current issues in media and politics, domestically and internationally.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
The roles and effects of mass media and major works exemplifying the practice of journalism.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
JOMC 422/822
Open to non-College of Journalism and Mass Communications majors.
Multicultural and gender diversity issues within the mass media. Broadcast news, print, and advertising media messages of racial, ethnic, and gender based minorities including African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, Native Americans, and women.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
JOMC 444/844
Science Writing Crosslisted as ALEC 444
Prereqs: Permission.
Open to all majors. Articles may be submitted for publication.
Advanced writing about science for the non-expert and/or for the general public. Issues in science communication through reading the best writers in science and journalism. Research and write short articles and longer profiles about science and scientists at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) and elsewhere. Polish writing skills for doing work in science classes.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
JOMC 485/885
Prereqs: Junior standing; major in advertising and public relations, broadcasting, or journalism
History of American mass media in cultural and philosophical contexts; the evolution of mass media as a social institution.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
JOMC 486/886
Prereqs: Junior standing; major in ADPR, BRDC, or JOUR.
The legal basis for freedom of speech and press. The limitations imposed upon rights by statute, common law and court decisions. Resolving conflicts between those rights and other constitutional rights. Enhancing critical-thinking and writing skills. Roles, rights, and responsibilities of mass media in a free society through analysis of cases.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
JOMC 487/887
Prereqs: Junior standing; major in ADPR, BRDC or JOUR.
Required of all students seeking a degree through the College of Journalism and Mass Communications.
Interrelationships between the American mass media and society, integrating ethics, theories and contemporary issues.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
ACE Outcomes: 8
JOMC 491/891
12 hours max special topics hours at all levels (100, 200, 300, 400) per degree. May be repeated up to three times so long as the topics are different.
Topics vary each term.
Credit Hours: 1-4
Max credits per degree: 12
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
Prereqs: Graduating senior in the semester the student enrolls in the course.
All seniors must complete an exit interview to remain eligible for graduation. This course uses Blackboard.  Appropriate career-related announcements, activities, and responsibilities
Credit Hours: 0
Course Format: Independent Study
Course Delivery:

JOUR Courses

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Prereqs: Major in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications or major in other colleges whose programs require JOUR 102; passing grade on the "Writing/Usage" proficiency exam.
Arrangements for the "Writing/Usage" proficiency exam can be made in Andersen Hall Room 147.
Basic principles of creating and evaluating clear, engaging expository, descriptive, narrative and persuasive writing for defined audiences and the contribution that tight focus, effective transitions, proper grammar, spelling, usage and punctuation make to effective writing.
This course is a prerequisite for: JOUR 102, JOUR 204
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation.
One University Honors Seminar 189H is required of all students in the University Honors Program. JOUR 189H is open to University Honors Program students with any major and will count toward the degree in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications.
Topic varies.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture , Quiz
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5
JOUR 191
Maximum of 12 credit hours of special topics at all levels (191, 291, 391, 491). JOUR 191 may be repeated up to three times so long as the topics are different.
Topics vary each term.
Credit Hours: 1-4
Max credits per degree: 12
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
JOUR 201
Prereqs: JOMC 101.
Work in JOUR 201 will appear on the student news World Wide Web (WWW) site.
Evaluating stories for grammar, punctuation, accuracy. and fairness. Learning and applying AP style. Writing headlines and captions.
This course is a prerequisite for: JOUR 302, JOUR 303, JOUR 410, JOUR 497, NEWS 306
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 2, Quiz 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
JOUR 202
Prereqs: JOMC 101.
Work in JOUR 202 will appear on the student news World Wide Web (WWW) site. JOUR 202 is 'Letter grade only'.
Basic reporting and writing for all news media. Interviewing and gathering information from appropriate sources.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3, Quiz 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 1
Prereqs: Sophomore standing and JOUR 102.
Introduction to techniques for gathering information for use in preparing news and advertising for public media.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab , Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
JOUR 291
12 hours max special topics hours at all levels (100, 200, 300, 400) per degree. JOUR 291 may be repeated up to three times so long as the topics are different.
Topics vary each term.
Credit Hours: 1-4
Max credits per degree: 12
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
JOUR 302
Prereqs: JOMC 130-134 or JOMC 160, JOUR 201 and 202.
Work in JOUR 302 will appear on the student news World Wide Web (WWW) site.
Advanced reporting and writing. Skills and techniques necessary to develop more complex stories for all platforms.
This course is a prerequisite for: JOUR 305, JOUR 324, JOUR 326, JOUR 386, JOUR 401, JOUR 446, JOUR 450, JOUR 497, NEWS 306
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3, Quiz 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
JOUR 303
Prereqs: JOUR 201 and 202.
Work in JOUR 303 will appear on the student news World Wide Web (WWW) site. JOUR 303 is 'Letter grade only'.
Refining of editing of news and feature stories for print and on-line media. Issues of ethics and news-editing.
This course is a prerequisite for: JOUR 386
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 2, Quiz 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: JOMC 130-134 or JOMC 160; JOUR 202.
Explores a variety of digital reporting and storytelling options used to produce journalistic content online.
This course is a prerequisite for: JOUR 446
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: JOUR 302.
Work in JOUR 305 will appear on student news World Wide Web (WWW) site. JOUR 305 is 'Letter grade only'.
Intensive practice in writing magazine articles for the general and specialized markets. Writing techniques and research.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
JOUR 307
Prereqs: JOUR 202.
News reporting using data and analysis. Techniques for analysis and skills for writing complex stories.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: JOUR 302.
Feature writing with the objective of improving the ability to produce nonfiction news stories.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
JOUR 326
Prereqs: JOUR 302.
The importance of good sports reporting through clear writing and its importance to readers; the principles of different types of sports stories; how to think critically about sports media; and how the fundamentals of good reporting and writing apply to sports.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
JOUR 348
Prereqs: JOUR 202.
JOUR 348 is 'Pass/No Pass only'.
An inside look at the news reporting business by hearing each week from working journalists at the Omaha World-Herald.
This course is a prerequisite for: JOUR 448
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: JOUR 302 and 303.
Work in JOUR 386 will appear on the student news World Wide Web (WWW) site. JOUR 386 is 'Letter grade only'.
Theories and principles of editing and designing magazines. Decisions regarding the format and breakdown of the magazine, editing and designing stories, choosing photographs, writing captions and headlines.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
JOUR 391
12 hours max special topics hours at all levels (100, 200, 300, 400) per degree. May be repeated up to three times so long as the topics are different.
Topics vary each term.
Credit Hours: 1-4
Max credits per degree: 12
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
JOUR 401/801
Prereqs: JOUR 302.
Work in JOUR 401/801 will appear on the student news World Wide Web (WWW) site. Jour 401/801 is 'Letter grade only'.
Long-form writing, interviewing, computer-generated research, refined writing and teamwork in the creation of a single-subject project.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Studio
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
Prereqs: JOMC 101 and JOMC 130-134.
Student work in JOUR 404/804 will appear on student news World Wide Web (WWW) site.
News, feature, sports and picture-story journalism.
This course is a prerequisite for: JOUR 406, JOUR 490, NEWS 306
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Studio
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: JOUR 404/804.
Work in JOUR 406/806 will appear on the student news World Wide Web (WWW) site.
Building visual skills to recognize action, reaction and/or emotion, and incorporating them into the shootings and pictures.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 2, Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
JOUR 407/807
Prereqs: JOUR 202 or by permission.
Storytelling with visuals generated from data. Theory and practice of visualization and analysis basics.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: JOUR 202 or by permission.
Web development for data-driven storytelling on the Internet. Programming for news media.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
JOUR 410/810
Prereqs: JOMC 130-134 and JOUR 201.
Designing elements of news presentation, including newspapers, magazines, and web sites.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Laws, regulations, and practices by which federal, state, and local government enhance or retard access to information about the executive, legislative, and judicial branches.
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per degree: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
JOUR 446/846
Create and present news and information of particular interest to Lincoln's growing refugee communities. The stories students report will be presented on the Nebraska Mosaic website (www.nemosaic.org), and they may also be repurposed as part of printed newsletters or video projects distributed on DVD.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
Prereqs: JOUR 348 and permission code.
JOUR 448 is for four students from a previous Real World I class who are chosen to participate in a fellowships at the Omaha World-Herald newspaper.
Fellowship at the Omaha World-Herald newspaper.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Field
Course Delivery: Classroom
JOUR 450
Prereqs: JOMC 130-134, and JOUR 302 or BRDC 371.
Producing a multimedia news product.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 5
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
JOUR 467/867
JOUR 467/867 is open only to students seeking a 7-12 journalism teaching endorsement.
Problems and procedures involved in producing school newspapers, yearbooks, literary magazines, and radio and/or video projects.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: JOUR 404.
Research and then visit a selected country and produce a multimedia story dealing with an emerging country in which there is need. Spend eight weeks conducting story research on campus then travel to the country either during winter break or in May. Spend three weeks in the country while working on the story then finish writing and editing after returning to Nebraska.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Max credits per semester: 3
Max credits per degree: 6
Course Format: Field 1, Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
JOUR 491/891
12 hours max special topics hours at all levels (100, 200, 300, 400) per degree
Topics vary each term.
Credit Hours: 1-4
Max credits per degree: 12
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
Prereqs: Permission code.
Journalism-related internships, paid or unpaid, will provide students with an opportunity to enhance their professional skills while contributing meaningful work and expanding their career networks.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Max credits per degree: 3
Course Format: Field
Course Delivery: Web
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-24
Max credits per degree: 24
Course Format: Independent Study
Course Delivery: Classroom
JOUR 497/897
Prereqs: Complete all required 100-level courses and JOUR 201, JOUR 202 and JOUR 302.
Contact instructor for application.
The Nebraska News Service functions as a statehouse news bureau for client news organizations throughout the state, generating original spot news and enterprise stories as well as responding to specific story requests from news service clients.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Max credits per semester: 6
Max credits per degree: 6
Course Format: Field 10, Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
JOUR 499H
Prereqs: Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation; candidate for degree with distinction or high distinction or highest distinction in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications.
JOUR 499H is 'Letter grade only'.
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-4
Max credits per degree: 4
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Senior standing; JOUR major; candidate for degree.
All seniors must complete an exit interview to remain eligible for graduation. JOUR 98 uses Blackboard. JOUR 98 is 'Pass/No Pass only'.
Appropriate career-related announcements, activities, and responsibilities.
Credit Hours: 0
Course Format: Independent Study
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web