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Courses - Spring 2018
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Journalism Department Site
JOUR130
Self-Presentation in the Age of YouTube
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: FSOC
Credit only granted for: COMM107, COMM200, ENES143, INAG110, JOUR130 or THET285.
Additional information: May not count toward the Journalism major.
Students, as they make use of evolving technologies, need to be able to present themselves effectively in front of any number of different audiences through any number of different outlets. Whether in an interview on radio, a guest presentation at a conference, in comments on a video blog, in commentary on TV, in the lead on a self-produced YouTube video, or as spokesperson in front of investors or management, professionals need strong oral communication skills. This class focuses on strengthening those skills through active individual and group presentations, as well as, through discussion of key techniques and group critique of presentation publicly available in the social media space on sites such as YouTube.
JOUR150
Introduction to Mass Communication
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SB
GenEd: DSHS or DSSP
Restriction: Not open to students who have completed JOUR100 prior to Fall 1999.
Additional information: Not applicable toward journalism major.
Survey of the functions and effects of the mass media in the United States. A consumer's introduction to newspapers, television, radio, film, sound recording, books, magazines, and new media technology.
JOUR175
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: IE, D
GenEd: DSSP, DVUP
Additional information: Not applicable toward journalism major.
An analysis of the information, values and underlying messages conveyed via television, newspapers, the internet, magazines, radio and film. Examines the accuracy of those messages and explores how media shape views of politics, culture and society.
JOUR181
Grammar for Journalists
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Credit only granted for: ENGL181, ENGL281, or JOUR181.
The basic grammatical structures of standard American written English and its conventions of punctuation, diction and usage in journalistic writing.
JOUR199
(Perm Req)
Survey Apprenticeship
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: S-F
Prerequisite: permission of department. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Students must meet with the Internship Director in KNI 1100 to receive permission to register. No requests to register after the Schedule Adjustment Period will be honored.
JOUR200
Journalism History, Roles and Structures
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Introduction to the study of journalism from the standpoint of media history and sociology.
JOUR201
(Perm Req)
News Writing and Reporting I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in ENGL101, JOUR181, and JOUR200; and permission of JOUR-Philip Merrill College of Journalism.
Restriction: For students intending to be journalism majors; and permission of JOUR-Philip Merrill College of Journalism.
Introduction to news for the print and electronic media, development of new concepts: laboratory in news-gathering tools and writing skills. Students who earned 80% or higher on the JOUR181 diagnostic are exempt from the JOUR181 prerequisite.
For students intending to be journalism majors.
JOUR202
(Perm Req)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in JOUR203.
Restriction: Must be in a major in JOUR-Philip Merrill College of Journalism.
Copy editing, graphic principles and processes, new media technology.
JOUR203
(Perm Req)
Introduction to Multimedia Skills
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: JOUR201.
Restriction: Must be in a major in JOUR-Philip Merrill College of Journalism.
Credit only granted for: JOUR203 or JOUR328G.
Formerly: JOUR328G.
Examining the basics of producing and editing digital photos, video, and audio. Topics include: framing, lighting, and other aspects of composition; sequencing, using wide, medium, and tight shots; and ethical considerations when collecting sound and visuals.
JOUR262
(Perm Req)
News Videography
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: JOUR203.
Also offered as: JOUR603.
Credit only granted for: JOUR262 or JOUR603.
Introduction to shooting, editing and production of video stories for broadcast and the Web; includes newsgathering in the field.
JOUR289E
Media Law and Ethics in the Digital Age
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
This course is intended for non-journalism majors. Explore the First Amendment, libel, privacy, FOIA and copyright as they evolved in the digital news age of bloggers, tweeters, and citizen journalists. This course will cover fundamental legal and ethical concepts as well as practical application.
JOUR289F
Beyond Facebook: How Social Media are Transforming Society, Culture, Business and Politics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: IE
GenEd: DSHU, SCIS
Examining the rise of social media and their impact on culture, business, government, politics, journalism and society, this course provides students with a broad contextual understanding of the multidisciplinary impacts of social media such as Twitter, Facebook and similar Internet-based services.
JOUR289J
Probing War: Investigative Narratives and American Conflicts
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL
GenEd: DSHU, SCIS
JOUR289P
Scandal! Exposing Corruption, Injustice, and Vice in America
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
Students will examine the nature and meaning of scandals in society: how they are uncovered and constructed; why some forms of wrongdoing are are considered scandalous but not others; how this definition has changed over time; and how scandals resonate in ways that reflect societal norms.
JOUR300
(Perm Req)
Journalism Ethics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: JOUR201.
Restriction: Must be in a major in JOUR-Philip Merrill College of Journalism.
Examination of ethical problems in news writing and reporting.
JOUR320
(Perm Req)
News Writing and Reporting II: Multiplatform
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in JOUR201.
Restriction: Must be in a major in JOUR-Philip Merrill College of Journalism.
Principles and practices of news reporting; covering news beats and other news sources, including researching news stories for accuracy, comprehensiveness and interpretation. Due to rigorous publication requirement, plan your schedule accordingly.
JOUR324
(Perm Req)
Commentary and Editorial Writing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: JOUR320 or JOUR360.
Formerly: JOUR326.
Journalistic interpretation and analysis; commentary and editorial writing.
JOUR325
(Perm Req)
Capital News Service Bureau
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: JOUR320; and permission of JOUR-Philip Merrill College of Journalism.
Advanced journalism training. Students report as part of College's Capital News Service program.
Washington, DC students should enroll in section 0101. Annapolis students should enroll in section 0201. College Park students should enroll in section 0301.
JOUR328R
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in News Writing and Reporting; Business Reporting
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: JOUR320. This course will take an in-depth look at the gig economy -- think Uber drivers and freelance journalists -- which is expanding across the U.S. labor market. The gig economy is characterized by the prevalence of contractors and contingent workers who make a living on jobs that often provide low pay and few, if any, benefits. Students will write real stories that explain what is driving Maryland's gig economy, how workers feel about being a part of the gig economy and how they handle a range of thorny issues, from obtaining medical insurance to getting a fair wage for their work.
JOUR328W
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in News Writing and Reporting; The Impact of the Civil War on Race Relations Today: An Investigation of Confederate Statues
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: JOUR320 By delving into the history and legacy of a limited number of statues, students will tell the story of the organizations that erected the statues and of the race relations that exist today in the communities where they are located. While this project will focus heavily on interviewing skills, there will also be a data journalism component. The project will be published by Capital News Service.
JOUR350
(Perm Req)
Multimedia Presentation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in JOUR202; or minimum grade of C- in JOUR262.
Credit only granted for: JOUR350 or JOUR373.
An examination of the relationship of verbal and visual components of news content and the presentation of information in print and online publications by combining typography, graphics, images and interactivity using current digital technologies.
JOUR352
(Perm Req)
Interactive Design and Development
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: JOUR203.
Restriction: Must be in a major in JOUR-Philip Merrill College of Journalism.
Also offered as: JOUR352.
Credit only granted for: JOUR352 or JOUR652.
Conceptualize, wireframe, design and build responsive Web pages using HTML, style sheets and other coding tools; work with open source interactive tools, JavaScript libraries, multimedia and text to create charts, timelines, maps and other forms of nonfiction storytelling.
JOUR353
(Perm Req)
News Bureau: Multimedia Reporting
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: JOUR352; and permission of JOUR-Philip Merrill College of Journalism; and (JOUR320 or JOUR360).
Advanced reporting and writing in an online environment focusing on multimedia and non-traditional storytelling.
Contact instructor to obtain permission.
JOUR354
(Perm Req)
Interactive Multimedia Storytelling
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: JOUR352.
Restriction: Must be in a major in JOUR-Philip Merrill College of Journalism.
Advanced development of multimedia journalism, with emphasis on interactivity and application of new technologies, drawing on multiple sources, technologies and techniques to create interactive narratives.
JOUR355
(Perm Req)
News Bureau: Multimedia Editing and Production
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: JOUR202 or JOUR262; and (JOUR320 or JOUR360); and JOUR352; and permission of JOUR-Philip Merrill College of Journalism.
Advanced online journalism training. Students work as multimedia editor and producers, building interactive content and special reports.
JOUR360
(Perm Req)
News Writing and Reporting II: Broadcast
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in JOUR201.
Restriction: Must be in a major in JOUR-Philip Merrill College of Journalism.
Writing and reporting for broadcast media: production of news stories.
JOUR361
(Perm Req)
Television Reporting and Production
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: JOUR262 and JOUR360.
Writing and editing for the broadcast media. Interpretive and documentary news stories.
Students will spend several hours per week on field assignments, in addition to scheduled class sessions.
JOUR362
(Perm Req)
Broadcast News Producing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: JOUR262 and JOUR360; and must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in JOUR361.
Producing TV news.
JOUR364
(Perm Req)
Radio Broadcasting
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: JOUR360; and permission of JOUR-Philip Merrill College of Journalism.
Credit only granted for: JOUR364 or JOUR368R.
Formerly: JOUR368R.
Students receive hands-on training in applying what they have learned about news reporting to the preparation of stories for, and the production of, a weekly radio program.
JOUR367
(Perm Req)
Broadcast News Bureau
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: JOUR361; and permission of JOUR-Philip Merrill College of Journalism.
Advanced broadcast journalism training. Students report as part of the College's Capital News Service program.
JOUR368K
(Perm Req)
Topics in Broadcast and Electronic Media; Video Innovation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: JOUR361 and permission of instructor (jdavidsb@umd.edu). Students will explore the intersection between social media, documentary and broadcast by creating new and innovative ways to "broadcast" news to an audience. The class will encourage an entrepreneurial spirit and give students the opportunity to produce innovative web documentary; immersive, 360 video; original, serial vlogs; and live streaming. Course meets in Annapolis.
JOUR368T
(Perm Req)
Topics in Broadcast and Electronic Media; On-Camera Performance
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: JOUR262 and JOUR360. This course will help students gain the knowledge, polish and confidence to perform professionally on camera, as they develop their broadcast skills in anchoring, doing stand-ups, and interviewing. They will also learn how to use their voices as tools of journalistic expression- how to track with authority and emotion.
JOUR368V
(Perm Req)
Topics in Broadcast and Electronic Media; Advanced Video Storytelling
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: JOUR361 and permission of instructor. Students will learn advanced storytelling, shooting and editing techniques for multi-platform video, using character-driven, natural sound packages to produce in-depth projects on a common theme.


A Partnership for Action Learning in Sustainability (PALS) course where students apply classroom learning to actual community needs.
JOUR368Y
Topics in Broadcast and Electronic Media; Sports Producing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: JOUR262 and JOUR360; or JOUR320. This class will take an analytical look at sports TV and sports content by deconstructing shows We will examine the producer's role in creating the look, feel and direction of shows and learn how to choose a lead story, how to "tease" and the importance of identifying and telling good stories. We will will watch live televised sporting events to better understand the techniques used by directors and producers. Students will get hands-on experience with BTN2GO and learn all aspects of live game production.
JOUR370
(Perm Req)
Photojournalism
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: JOUR320 or JOUR360.
Credit only granted for: JOUR 368P, JOUR 370 or JOUR 670.
Formerly: JOUR 368P.
Additional information: Students are required to borrow, rent or purchase a 35mm digital camera. Contact department for camera specifications.
Examining the basics of shooting, editing and storytelling with still photos taken with 35mm digital cameras. Students shoot portraits, feature photos and action shots. Final project is a photo story/essay.
JOUR371
(Perm Req)
Feature Writing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: JOUR320.
Research and writing feature articles.
JOUR382
(Perm Req)
Sports Writing and Reporting
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: JOUR320; and permission of JOUR-Philip Merrill College of Journalism.
Credit only granted for: JOUR328B or JOUR382.
Formerly: JOUR328B.
Gives students full and wide-ranging instruction in all aspects of sports reporting and writing, including how to report, write, edit and lay out sports stories, incorporating photography and multimedia. We will also discuss ethics, objectivity, fairness and the future of sports journalism.
JOUR396
(Perm Req)
Supervised Internship
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Must have earned a grade of C- or better in JOUR320 or JOUR360.
Restriction: Must be in a major in JOUR-Philip Merrill College of Journalism.
Credit only granted for: JOUR326, JOUR366, or JOUR396.
Students will complete a minimum of 90 hours in a supervised journalism internship over a minimum of 10 weeks in spring and fall, and eight weeks in summer. Emphasis is on relating academic training to professional experience. Students may pick up an internship proposal form in KNI 1100, have their internship supervisor fill it out, and meet with the college's internship director to receive permission to register. No requests to register after the Schedule Adjustment Period will be granted. This requirement would affect incoming freshmen from the fall 2012 class.
JOUR398
(Perm Req)
Independent Study
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
JOUR399
(Perm Req)
Supervised Internship; Supervised Internship
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in JOUR320 or JOUR360. Credit will be granted for only one of the following: JOUR326, JOUR366, JOUR396 or JOUR399. Supervised news internship experience; relation of academic training to professional experience. Students must pick up an internship agreement form in KNI 1100, have the internship supervisor fill it out, and meet with the Internship Director to receive permission to register. No requests to register after the Schedule Adjustment Period will be honored.
JOUR400
(Perm Req)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: JOUR320, JOUR360, or JOUR501.
Restriction: Junior standing or higher.
Legal rights and constraints of mass media; libel, privacy, copyright, monopoly, contempt, and other aspects of the law applied to mass communication. Previous study of the law not required.
JOUR405
(Perm Req)
Breaking News With Numbers: Statistics for Journalists
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: FSAR
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in JOUR201; and (MATH107 or MATH110; or must have completed a higher level math course). Or have permission of the instructor.
Restriction: Must be in a major in JOUR-Philip Merrill College of Journalism.
Credit only granted for: BIOM301, BMGT230, CCJS200, ECON230, ECON321, EDMS451, GEOG306, GEOL351, GVPT422, INST314, JOUR405, PSYC200 or SOCY201. (These courses do not necessarily meet the same major requirements-check with your advisor to see which of these courses will count for your major).
Common statistical tools, software and data visualization techniques will be used to allow students to analyze data and solve problems relevant to reporting and writing about politics, sports, criminal justice, business and other fields.
JOUR443
Sports, Society, Culture and the Media
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Junior standing or higher.
Credit only granted for: JOUR459G or JOUR443.
Formerly: JOUR459G.
Designed to explore how sports, society, culture and the media critically relate to each other and the vast audiences of fans and interested parties. Students will study how journalists impact change; how sports shape culture; and how sports are seen throughout the world. College sports, children and sports, the business of sports, the history of sports media and the future of sports in society will be studied as well.
JOUR451
Advertising and Society
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Junior standing or higher.
Advertising as an institution with manifest economic purposes and latent social effects. Influences of advertising on people, and related issues of ethics and social responsibility.
JOUR452
Women in the Media
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: D
GenEd: DVUP
Restriction: Junior standing or higher.
Also offered as: WMST452.
Credit only granted for: JOUR452 or WMST452.
Participation and portrayal of women in the mass media from colonial to contemporary times.
JOUR453
News Coverage of Racial Issues
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: D
GenEd: DVUP
Restriction: Junior standing or higher.
Analysis of news media coverage of issues relating to racial minorities in the United States, with special attention to Hispanics, Asian Americans, African Americans and Native Americans.
JOUR455
Media Entrepreneurship
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Credit only granted for: JOUR459E or JOUR455.
Formerly: JOUR459E.
Basic business and entrepreneurship concepts will be covered and will explore how technology is transforming the business of media. Students develop and pitch ideas for media businesses, learn startup basics, do exercises in Internet advertising and business plan analysis, use social networks and other digital communication tools, and perform other hands-on exercises in business development and presentation.
JOUR456
Literature in Journalism
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU
Also offered as: JOUR673.
Credit only granted for: JOUR456 or JOUR673.
From Truman Capote's In Cold Blood to Mark Bowden's Black Hawk Down, students will examine how literary works can help writers approach a subject in a different way than more traditional forms of journalism, including the advantages and limitations of the style.
JOUR458B
Special Topics in Journalism; Sports Media Today
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Students will discuss working with various organizations' communications/media relations staff, coaches and players; distributing news of the organizations; and creating/maintaining methods for disseminating that news to the public in an honest and forthright manner. Also, traditional, digital and social media elements will be explored. Restriction: Junior Standing or higher.
JOUR458L
Special Topics in Journalism; Leadership: Making a Difference
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
This course introduces and analyzes the careers of leaders whose lives, words, and deeds have shaped today's world. Participants will engage in explorations of the challenges, values, and actions of individual leaders whose efforts have strengthened civil society and spirit in these times.
JOUR459T
Special Topics in Journalism; Press Freedom and Fake News: A Global Battle for Political Power
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
This class will examine the emerging tensions and challenges of maintaining the flow of accurate, independent news to the public using four case studies: The United States, Russia and two others. We will examine the notion of "press freedom" as a basic human right, opponents of that view, and global trends in the last decade that are undermining that freedom, including the contradictory role the U.S. has played in both strengthening and weakening press freedom in emerging democracies. Then, we will explore forms of censorship, the state's and private industry's role in the shaping of the media environment and the rise of disinformation/fake news.
JOUR472
(Perm Req)
Computer-Assisted Reporting
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: JOUR320 or JOUR360.
Computer and online data acquisition; analytical methods for writing and reporting news.
Students must contact Associate Dean Rafael Lorente (rlorente@umd.edu) for permission to register.
JOUR476
(Perm Req)
Researching Emerging Media in Journalism: Past, Present and Future
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
GenEd: DSHS
Prerequisite: Must have completed a university statistics course.
Credit only granted for: JOUR479W or JOUR476.
Formerly: JOUR479W.
Students will examine developments billed as innovative in the current technology-laden news ecology -- such as social media, mobile reporting and virtual reality -- and the blurring of lines between hard news, informed opinion and advocacy. While questions about the future cannot be answered with any certainty, an exploration of the past allows us to see what happened when new technologies, information systems and practices appeared as possible tools for use by journalists and the communities they served. Students will learn to use resources for researching emerging media, including UMD library databases and open access sources. The course will include presentations by the instructor, discussions, field trips, in-class exercises and student presentations. Each student will engage in a research project to understand the experience of emerging media in a decade between 1820 and 1980. Students will also write an essay contemplating current trends and the future of emerging media.
JOUR479A
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Data Gathering and Analysis; Web Analytics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: JOUR352; and permission of Associate Dean Rafael Lorente (rlorente@umd.edu). Students will learn how to analyze and measure digital audiences using real-time analytics tools. We'll explore which metrics matter (page views, unique visitors, time on site, referrals, etc.) and how to define success. Course meets at The Washington Post.
JOUR479I
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Data Gathering and Analysis; Seeing - Media, Images and Design
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: A university statistics course.

Students will be introduced to the expanding ways the "visual" is embedded in all we do and all that we are. Students will tackle challenges of why "seeing" matters and in so doing will learn visual theory. Media have become less about words and more about sight: Students will consider the ethics and impact of images on people and politics and turn those lessons into an examination of the methods of research projects where images are the data. What do we see? What don't we see? Students will analyze and deconstruct images created by others and use those insights to inform their own creation of a culminating visual journalism research project.
JOUR479O
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Data Gathering and Analysis; Understanding Audiences
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Must have completed a university statistics course. As journalism evolves, it may be more important than ever to understand what were once simply called "audiences"- who they are, how they consume news, and what that engagement means for them and for society. Students will learn to think critically about news audiences and contemporary issues in audience research.
JOUR480
(Perm Req)
Capstone Colloquium: The Business of News
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Must be in a major in JOUR-Philip Merrill College of Journalism; and junior standing or higher; and permission of JOUR-Philip Merrill College of Journalism.
Students will learn the basic news business concepts and examine how revenue and cost structures for media businesses are evolving in new directions. Topics include basic principles and concepts that drive media businesses in the Internet age, including revenue sources, dynamics of online advertising and subscriptions, mobile media strategies, user metrics, engaging audiences, and market dynamics.
JOUR603
(Perm Req)
News Videography
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: JOUR504; and permission of Journalism College required.
Restriction: Permission of JOUR-Philip Merrill College of Journalism.
Also offered as: JOUR262.
Credit only granted for: JOUR503 or JOUR603.
Formerly: JOUR503.
Introduction to shooting, editing and production of video stories for broadcast and the Web; includes newsgathering in the field.
JOUR610
Seminar in Mass Media History
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Credit only granted for: JOUR610 or JOUR710.
Formerly: JOUR710.
Analysis and discussion of the interrelationships between the mass media and society, including various social and cultural elements of modern society; responsibilities of the mass media and the mass communicator.
JOUR620
(Perm Req)
Public Affairs Reporting
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: JOUR501; or permission of JOUR-Philip Merrill College of Journalism.
Designed to add to and sharpen the skills learned in JOUR501. It is primarily an introduction to "beat" reporting that allows students to sample the most common new beats while reporting and writing on deadline. Students are required to develop and hone their multimedia skills by reporting in a variety of media.
JOUR623
Mobile Journalism
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Students must have basic computer skills.
Credit only granted for: JOUR689M or JOUR623.
Formerly: JOUR689M.
A review of several mobile applications and the "hands-on" skills needed to collect and share news in the field. First, students learn how to remotely post information to blogs and social networks. Students then learn and practice the latest location-based production techniques using web services on wireless laptops and mobile devices. Students use laptops (and their own "SmartPhone") to record, edit and upload audio and video.
JOUR624
(Perm Req)
Commentary and Editorial Writing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Credit only granted for: JOUR624 or JOUR628N.
Formerly: JOUR628N.
Journalistic interpretation and analysis; commentary and editorial writing.
JOUR625
(Perm Req)
Advanced Capital News Service Bureau
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: JOUR620; and permission of JOUR-Philip Merrill College of Journalism.
Credit only granted for: JOUR625 or JOUR729.
Formerly: JOUR729.
Advanced journalism training. Students report as part of College's Capital News Service program.
Washington, D.C. Bureau students register for section 0101. Annapolis Bureau students register for section 0201.
JOUR628B
(Perm Req)
Specialized Topics in News Writing and Reporting; Sports Reporting and Writing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: JOUR320.

This course will give students full and wide-ranging instruction in all aspects of sports reporting and writing, from the history of the craft to its mechanics, including how to prepare to report and write sports stories, incorporating photography, audio, video and interactive mechanics and the laying out and editing of them. We will also discuss ethics, objectivity, fairness and the future of sports journalism.
JOUR628R
(Perm Req)
Specialized Topics in News Writing and Reporting; Business Reporting
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: JOUR620. This course will take an in-depth look at the gig economy -- think Uber drivers and freelance journalists -- which is expanding across the U.S. labor market. The gig economy is characterized by the prevalence of contractors and contingent workers who make a living on jobs that often provide low pay and few, if any, benefits. Students will write real stories that explain what is driving Maryland's gig economy, how workers feel about being a part of the gig economy and how they handle a range of thorny issues, from obtaining medical insurance to getting a fair wage for their work.
JOUR628W
(Perm Req)
Specialized Topics in News Writing and Reporting; The Impact of the Civil War on Race Relations Today: An Investigation of Confederate Statues
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: JOUR620 By delving into the history and legacy of a limited number of statues, students will tell the story of the organizations that erected the statues and of the race relations that exist today in the communities where they are located. While this project will focus heavily on interviewing skills, there will also be a data journalism component. The project will be published by Capital News Service.
JOUR652
Interactive Design and Development
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Corequisite: Offered to students enrolled in the journalism master's degree or certificate. Master's degree students should take JOUR 504 as a pre- or co-requisite. Certificate students are encouraged to take JOUR 604 as a co-requisite.
Restriction: Must be in a major in JOUR-Philip Merrill College of Journalism.
Credit only granted for: JOUR652 or JOUR352.
Conceptualize, wireframe, design and build responsive Web pages using HTML, style sheets and other coding tools; work with open source interactive tools and JavaScript libraries to create charts, timelines and maps to tell stories.
JOUR654
(Perm Req)
Advanced Interactive Multimedia Storytelling
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: JOUR652; and permission of JOUR-Philip Merrill College of Journalism.
Learning and applying Flash and/or other interactive tools to assemble multiple media (i.e. graphics, video, etc.) to create interactive narratives.
JOUR655
(Perm Req)
Advanced Online News Bureau
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: JOUR603 or JOUR620; and (JOUR504 and JOUR652). Or permission of JOUR-Philip Merrill College of Journalism.
Advanced online journalism training. Students work as online reporters, editors and producers for a news site. Students also package copy from the print and broadcast news bureaus.
JOUR661
Television Reporting and Production
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: JOUR603; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Restriction: Must not be in Journalism Studies (Doctoral) program.
Reporting, writing, editing and production of broadcast news.
JOUR662
(Perm Req)
Broadcast News Producing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in JOUR661; and (JOUR603 and JOUR660).
Also offered as: JOUR362.
Credit only granted for: JOUR668B or JOUR662.
Formerly: JOUR668B.
Learn and practice the basics of broadcast newscast producing. Design, write, edit and implement a news program.
JOUR667
(Perm Req)
Broadcast News Bureau
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: JOUR503; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department. And permission of JOUR-Philip Merrill College of Journalism.
Advanced broadcast journalism training. Students report as part of the College's Capital News Service program.
JOUR668K
(Perm Req)
Topics in Broadcasting and Electronic Media; Video Innovation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: JOUR661 and permission of instructor. Students will explore the intersection between social media, documentary and broadcast by creating new and innovative ways to "broadcast" news to an audience. The class will encourage an entrepreneurial spirit and give students the opportunity to produce innovative web documentary; immersive, 360 video; original, serial vlogs; and live streaming. Course meets in Annapolis.
JOUR668V
(Perm Req)
Topics in Broadcasting and Electronic Media; Advanced Video Storytelling
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: JOUR661 and permission of instructor. Students will learn advanced storytelling, shooting and editing techniques for multi-platform video, using character-driven, natural sound packages to produce in-depth projects on a common theme.


A Partnership for Action Learning in Sustainability (PALS) course where students apply classroom learning to actual community needs.
JOUR670
(Perm Req)
Photojournalism
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: JOUR504.
Restriction: Must be in a major in JOUR-Philip Merrill College of Journalism; and permission of JOUR-Philip Merrill College of Journalism.
Credit only granted for: JOUR 368P, JOUR 370 or JOUR 670.
Additional information: Students are required to borrow, rent or purchase a 35mm digital camera. Contact department for camera specifications.
Examining the basics of shooting, editing and storytelling with still photos taken with 35mm digital cameras. Students shoot portraits, feature photos and action shots. Final project is a photo story/essay.
JOUR689F
(Perm Req)
News Coverage of Specialized Topics; Feature Writing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Research and writing feature articles.
JOUR698
(Perm Req)
Special Problems in Communication
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
JOUR698I
(Perm Req)
Special Problems in Communication; Advanced Public Affairs Reporting/Investigative Journalism
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisites: JOUR501.

Students will learn the essentials of accountability reporting while producing a publishable, in-depth project on an issue with national significance and impact on people's lives. Substantial fieldwork, teamwork and persistence are required.
JOUR772
(Perm Req)
Methods in Computer-Assisted Reporting
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in JOUR501; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Computer-assisted (database) journalism; obtaining, manipulating and analyzing complex government data for journalism projects.
Students must contact Associate Dean Rafael Lorente (rlorente@umd.edu) for permission to register.
JOUR776
Qualitative Research Methods in Journalism and Public Communication
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Credit only granted for: JOUR711 or JOUR776.
Formerly: JOUR711.
Methods of historical, critical and field research in journalism and public communication. Formulation of significant research questions, systematic collection of bibliographic and phenomenal information, formulating substanial claims, organizing and writing research for disciplinary outlets.
JOUR779Q
(Perm Req)
Seminar in Research Problems; Synthesizing Quantitative Methods and Analytics with Social Media Behavior and Audience Engagement
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: JOUR775 or a course of comparable content; and permission of instructor (ryaros@umd.edu).

Students will collect and analyze data from news outlets as multiple methods are employed to investigate how analytics and human factors might predict engagement with - and social media behaviors for - news. Teams will collaborate on research with the goal of producing papers for presentation/publication.
JOUR798
(Perm Req)
Master's Professional Fieldwork
Credits: 2 - 6
Grad Meth: S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.
JOUR799
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
JOUR801
(Perm Req)
Advanced Public Communication Theory
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: JOUR601; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Credit only granted for: JOUR601 or JOUR801.
Advanced selected survey of communication & media theory.
JOUR888
Doctoral Professional Field Work
Credits: 3 - 9
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
JOUR889
Doctoral Tutorial in Journalism and Public Communication
Credits: 3 - 9
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
JOUR898
Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.
JOUR899
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Dissertation Research in Journalism and Mass Communication
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.