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Courses - Spring 2020
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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
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.
JOUR152
(Perm Req)
Introduction to Storytelling with Code
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in JOUR200.
An introduction to the ways markup and programming languages and computational thinking are transforming news reporting and storytelling.
Attendance is required on the first day of class and last day of class.
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: JOUR201.
Restriction: Must be in a major in JOUR-Philip Merrill College of Journalism.
Copy editing, fact checking, verification and research across media platforms, including social, with consideration of story play and placement, graphic principles, headlines and SEO.
JOUR262
(Perm Req)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in JOUR201.
Jointly offered with: 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
Credit only granted for: JOUR289E or JOUR281.
Formerly: JOUR289E.
Additional information: This course is intended for non-journalism majors.
Explores the First Amendment, libel, privacy, FOIA and copyright as they have evolved in the digital news age of bloggers, tweeters and citizen journalists. The course will cover fundamental legal and ethical concepts as well as practical application.
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
Credit only granted for: JOUR289F or JOUR282.
Formerly: JOUR289F.
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.
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.
JOUR289P
Scandal: Exposing Corruption, Justice, and Vice in America
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
Credit only granted for: JOUR289P, JOUR284 or HONR239J.
Formerly: JOUR289P, HONR239J.
Students will examine the nature and meaning of scandals in society: how they are uncovered and constructed; why some forms of wrongdoing are considered scandalous but not others; how this definition has changed over time; and how scandals resonate in ways that reflect societal norms.
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.
JOUR320
(Perm Req)
News Writing and Reporting II: Multiplatform
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in JOUR152; and minimum grade of C- in JOUR201; and must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in JOUR262 or JOUR370.
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.
JOUR325
(Perm Req)
Capital News Service Bureau
Credits: 9
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.
JOUR327
(Perm Req)
Urban Affairs Reporting
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: JOUR320; and permission of instructor.
Jointly offered with JOUR627.
Credit only granted for: JOUR327 or JOUR627.
Students are immersed in coverage of issues affecting cities, working on a semester-long multi-platform reporting project based in Baltimore.
JOUR328F
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in News Writing and Reporting; National Security Reporting
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: JOUR320. Students will conduct in-depth, investigative reporting on a national security-related issue that will teach them to deepen their source-cultivation and rapport-building and their understanding of national security issues. As part of the course, they will also look at how Washington works and the importance of public affairs reporting in the democratic policy making process.
JOUR328M
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in News Writing and Reporting; Magazine Journalism
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: JOUR320. Students will be introduced to the magazine publishing industry, which grew over the last decade despite the economic downturn and now faces new challenges from emerging digital platforms and changing consumer habits.
JOUR328P
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in News Writing and Reporting; Applied Entrepreneurial Journalism
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: JOUR320.

Students will learn how to ideate and execute ambitious media projects in small groups from start to finish. We'll cover product and design thinking frameworks, project management techniques and business fundamentals to understand how to successfully launch a project as a working journalist.
JOUR328R
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in News Writing and Reporting; Business and Economic Reporting
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: JOUR320.

Students will explore why economic and business themes are among the top stories generating reader interest. Topics vary each semester but can focus on the economic impact of immigration, employment, income inequality, wage stagnation, trade wars and affordable housing. Students will learn to identify newsworthy stories and interpret and integrate numbers and financial data into stories in a compelling way.
JOUR352
(Perm Req)
Interactive Design and Development
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: JOUR152; and JOUR201; and must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in JOUR262 or JOUR370. Or permission of JOUR-Philip Merrill College of Journalism.
Restriction: Must be in a major in JOUR-Philip Merrill College of Journalism.
Jointly offered with JOUR652.
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: 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, 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, non-traditional storytelling and investigative reporting.
Contact instructor to obtain permission.
JOUR355
(Perm Req)
News Bureau: Multimedia Editing and Production
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: JOUR320 or JOUR360; and JOUR352; and permission of JOUR-Philip Merrill College of Journalism.
Advanced online journalism training. Students work as multimedia and social media editors and producers, building interactive content and special reports.
JOUR357
(Perm Req)
Capital News Service Broadcast Immersion
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
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.
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: JOUR 334.
Jointly offered with: JOUR664.
Students will receive professional skills training in the reporting, writing, editing, voicing and production of radio news. Students will be required to do extensive field reporting, along with writing and mixing radio pieces. They will also participate in other aspects of radio news production, including editing, directing, live interviewing and hosting. By the end of the semester, students will have created all the elements of a complete radio broadcast. The class will also delve into the history and evolution of radio news and its future in podcasting and other forms.
JOUR367
(Perm Req)
Broadcast News Bureau
Credits: 9
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, 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.
JOUR368D
(Perm Req)
Topics in Broadcast and Electronic Media; Social Media Content Creation, Audience Engagement and Analytics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: JOUR320/JOUR360. This class will provide students with an overview of social media best practices for journalists, and will work to develop their skills in the following areas: social content creation, audience engagement, sourcing and verification and analytics. By the end of this course, students will have the practical skills needed to manage a social media account for themselves (as student or professional journalists) or contribute to the management of a news organization's social media presence.
JOUR368I
(Perm Req)
Topics in Broadcast and Electronic Media; Designing Stories with Motion Graphics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: JOUR203 or JOUR262 or JOUR370. In this course, students will learn how to create motion graphics that turn data and facts into visually compelling animated stories. Students will learn theories and practices of animation, design and visual journalism. After completing this course, students will have a solid grasp of the following software applications: Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator and Processing.
JOUR368K
(Perm Req)
Topics in Broadcast and Electronic Media; Video Innovation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: JOUR361 and permission of the instructor (jdavidsb@umd.edu).

Students will explore the intersection between social media, video and a live 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 a show from scratch, with content aired on UMTV and online. In addition to creating television, students will support the broadcast arm of Capital News Service by managing volunteers, filling in on the studio staff and producing special projects and graphics when necessary.
JOUR368L
(Perm Req)
Topics in Broadcast and Electronic Media; Audio and Podcast Reporting
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: JOUR360. Restricted to students with less than 105 credits.

Students will learn the tools needed to report and produce short and long-form audio storytelling, including writing, reporting, interviewing, production, editing, hosting and delivery. Field reporting and audio gathering outside of class is required, along with writing and mixing broadcast-quality audio stories. Together the class will produce a complete radio broadcast on deadline from newscasts to live interviews to mixed radio pieces. Various interests in audio reporting welcome and encouraged.
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.
JOUR368Y
(Perm Req)
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)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in JOUR201.
Restriction: Permission of JOUR-Philip Merrill College of Journalism.
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)
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, P-F
Prerequisite: Must have earned a grade of C- or better in JOUR320.
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)
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.
JOUR400
(Perm Req)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
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.
JOUR402
(Perm Req)
Journalism Law and Ethics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: JOUR201.
Credit only granted for: JOUR402 OR JOUR400 and JOUR300.
An examination of the legal rights and ethical problems and constraints of mass media, including libel, privacy, copyright, monopoly and contempt.
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
Cross-listed with 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
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.
JOUR458P
Special Topics in Journalism; Climate Security
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Climate change is the single biggest challenge humanity faces and, for journalists and media organizations, deciding how to cover it presents its own set of challenges. This course explores journalism paradigms for covering climate, focusing on security including global, national, community, and personal security.
JOUR459D
Special Topics in Journalism; Information Warfare: Disinformation, Fake News and Journalism Safety
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
This course will examine the global phenomenon of spread of "fake news", types of disinformation (mis-information, propaganda, manipulation), historical origins, tactics used by governments, interest groups and businesses and the way how the new media ecosystem is changing perception of the world by media consumers and how it affects journalists. In this environment journalists are also exposed to additional threats - legal, digital and psychological. The course will explore the basics of psychology of trauma and digital safety for media professionals.
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)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: JOUR320 or JOUR360.
Jointly offered with JOUR772. Credit only granted for: JOUR472 or JOUR772.
A practical, skills-based course in the basics of modern data journalism, data analysis and data storytelling. Students will learn to use data programming, statistical analysis, visualization tools and investigative reporting techniques to unearth key facts, patterns and proof in storytelling.
Prerequisite: JOUR320 or JOUR360.

Computer and online data acquisition; analytical methods for writing and reporting news.

Students must contact Assistant Dean Josh Madden for permission to register.
JOUR479C
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Data Gathering and Analysis; Understanding Business and the Economy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: Must have completed a university statistics course. This class, designed for journalism and non-journalism undergraduates, introduces students to the major economic and business themes that dominate news coverage and explains how reporters gather and analyze data to write these stories. Topics discussed will include: income inequality, economic growth, the stock market, investing, immigration, international trade, corporate strategy, real estate, the Federal Reserve and mergers & acquisitions. This class will be helpful to students who want to understand how the economy and the stock market work, why globalization is shifting and how the biggest corporations--including technology companies--compete for market share.
JOUR479E
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Data Gathering and Analysis; Political Analysis
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: Must have completed a university statistics course.

Students are provided with advanced research skills to analyze elections, including political parties, candidates, news coverage, and voters. This will include a review of studies of election coverage as well as learning how to deploy a range of research tools in order to gain deeper understanding of elections and voting behavior. Students will learn how to conduct comparative analysis of campaign materials, analyze candidate performance, assess media treatment of candidates, forecast results as well as introduce students to a range of analytical tools for tracking data in traditional and social media.
JOUR479I
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Data Gathering and Analysis; Seeing - Media, Images and Design
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
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, P-F
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)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Prerequisite: JOUR504; and permission of Journalism College required.
Restriction: Permission of JOUR-Philip Merrill College of Journalism.
Jointly offered with 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.
JOUR620
(Perm Req)
Public Affairs Reporting
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
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
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
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.
JOUR625
(Perm Req)
Advanced Capital News Service Bureau
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
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.
JOUR626
(Perm Req)
Advanced Howard Center Investigations
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
Advanced journalism training. Students work on in-depth investigative projects as part of the College's Howard Center for Investigative Journalism.
JOUR627
(Perm Req)
Urban Affairs Reporting
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Prerequisite: JOUR501; and permission of JOUR-Philip Merrill College of Journalism.
Corequisite: JOUR620; or permission of JOUR-Philip Merrill College of Journalism.
Jointly offered with JOUR327.
Credit only granted for: JOUR327 or JOUR627.
Students are immersed in coverage of issues affecting cities, working on a semester-long multi-platform reporting project based in Baltimore.
JOUR628B
(Perm Req)
Specialized Topics in News Writing and Reporting; Sports Reporting and Writing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Prerequisite: JOUR620.

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.
JOUR628M
(Perm Req)
Specialized Topics in News Writing and Reporting; Magazine Journalism
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Prerequisite: JOUR620. Students will be introduced to the magazine publishing industry, which grew over the last decade despite the economic downturn and now faces new challenges from emerging digital platforms and changing consumer habits.
JOUR628N
(Perm Req)
Specialized Topics in News Writing and Reporting; National Security Reporting
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Prerequisite: JOUR620. Students will conduct in-depth, investigative reporting on a national security-related issue that will teach them to deepen their source-cultivation and rapport-building and their understanding of national security issues. As part of the course, they will also look at how Washington works and the importance of public affairs reporting in the democratic policy making process.
JOUR628P
(Perm Req)
Specialized Topics in News Writing and Reporting; Applied Entrepreneurial Journalism
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Prerequisite: JOUR501.

Students will learn how to ideate and execute ambitious media projects in small groups from start to finish. We ll cover product and design thinking frameworks, project management techniques and business fundamentals to understand how to successfully launch a project as a working journalist.
JOUR628R
(Perm Req)
Specialized Topics in News Writing and Reporting; Business and Economics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
Prerequisite: JOUR620.

Students will explore why economic and business themes are among the top stories generating reader interest. Topics vary each semester but can focus on the economic impact of immigration, employment, income inequality, wage stagnation, trade wars and affordable housing. Students will learn to identify newsworthy stories and interpret and integrate numbers and financial data into stories in a compelling way.
JOUR652
(Perm Req)
Interactive Design and Development
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
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.
JOUR655
(Perm Req)
Advanced Online News Bureau
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
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
(Perm Req)
Television Reporting and Production
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
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.
JOUR664
(Perm Req)
Radio Broadcasting
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Prerequisite: JOUR501 and JOUR603; or permission of JOUR-Philip Merrill College of Journalism.
Restriction: Permission of JOUR-Philip Merrill College of Journalism.
Students apply news reporting skills to prepare and produce a weekly radio news magazine program.
JOUR667
(Perm Req)
Broadcast News Bureau
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
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.
JOUR668F
(Perm Req)
Topics in Broadcasting and Electronic Media; Field Producing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
JOUR668I
(Perm Req)
Topics in Broadcasting and Electronic Media; Designing Stories with Motion Graphics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Prerequisite: JOUR504 or JOUR603. In this course, students will learn how to create motion graphics that turn data and facts into visually compelling animated stories. Students will learn theories and practices of animation, design and visual journalism. After completing this course, students will have a solid grasp of the following software applications: Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator and Processing.
JOUR668K
(Perm Req)
Topics in Broadcasting and Electronic Media; Video Innovation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Prerequisite: JOUR661 and permission of the instructor (jdavidsb@umd.edu).

Students will explore the intersection between social media, video and a live 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 a show from scratch, with content aired on UMTV and online. In addition to creating television, students will support the broadcast arm of Capital News Service by managing volunteers, filling in on the studio staff and producing special projects and graphics when necessary.
JOUR668L
(Perm Req)
Topics in Broadcasting and Electronic Media; Audio and Podcast Reporting
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Prerequisite: JOUR660 or permission of Associate Dean Rafael Lorente.

Students will learn the tools needed to report and produce short and long-form audio storytelling, including writing, reporting, interviewing , production, editing, hosting and delivery. Field reporting and audio gathering outside of class is required, along with writing and mixing broadcast-quality audio stories. Together the class will produce a complete radio broadcast on deadline from newscasts to live interviews to mixed radio pieces. Various interests in audio reporting welcome and encouraged.
JOUR668V
(Perm Req)
Topics in Broadcasting and Electronic Media; Advanced Video Storytelling
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
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.
JOUR689F
(Perm Req)
News Coverage of Specialized Topics; Feature Writing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Prerequisite: JOUR620.

Research and writing feature articles.
JOUR698
(Perm Req)
Special Problems in Communication
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
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, S-F
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.
JOUR702
(Perm Req)
Journalism Law and Ethics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Journalism - Master (Master's); Journalism Studies (Doctoral)) ; or permission of JOUR-Philip Merrill College of Journalism.
Credit only granted for: JOUR400, JOUR 600, JOUR700, or JOUR 702.
An examination of the legal rights and ethical problems and constraints of mass media, including libel, privacy, copyright, monopoly and contempt.
JOUR772
(Perm Req)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in JOUR501; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Credit only granted for: JOUR472 or JOUR772.
A practical, skills-based course in the basics of modern data journalism, data analysis and data storytelling. Students will learn to use data programming, statistical analysis, visualization tools and investigative reporting techniques to unearth key facts, patterns and proof in storytelling.
Students must contact Associate Dean Rafael Lorente (rlorente@umd.edu) for permission to register.
JOUR775
Quantitative Methods in Journalism and Public Communication Research
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Credit only granted for: JOUR701 or JOUR775.
Formerly: JOUR701.
Logic and methods of quantitative data collection and statistical analysis as applied to journalism and public communication studies.
JOUR776
Qualitative Research Methods in Journalism and Public Communication
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
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.
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: S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.
JOUR801
(Perm Req)
Advanced Public Communication Theory
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
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, S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.
JOUR889
Doctoral Tutorial in Journalism and Public Communication
Credits: 3 - 9
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
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: S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.