Classes that Satisfy the Journalism Capstone Experience Requirement

JOUR325: Capital News Service Bureau– Advanced journalism training. Students report as part of College’s Capital News Service program. Enrollment requires completion of CNS application and acceptance into bureau. Prerequisite: JOUR320.

JOUR327: Urban Affairs Reporting– Students are immersed in coverage of issues affecting cities, working on a semester-long multi-platform reporting project based in Baltimore. Students will use Baltimore as a working laboratory to report on urban issues. Course meets in Baltimore. Enrollment requires permission of instructor Sandy Banisky (sbanisky@umd.edu). Prerequisite: JOUR320. Fall only.

JOUR328F: National Security and Press Freedom Reporting- Students will learn to research and report on select U.S. agencies, on freedom problems overseas.  Enrollment requires permission of instructor Dana Priest (dpriest@umd.edu). Prerequisite: JOUR320.

JOUR328I: Advanced Public Affairs Reporting/Investigative Reporting- Students will examine health and healthcare disparities in poor communities with a focus on low-income areas of Prince George’s County.  This course is run like a professional newsroom and involves substantial fieldwork, teamwork and persistence. Enrollment requires permission of instructor Deborah Nelson (dnelson4@umd.edu). Prerequisite: JOUR320. Spring only.

JOUR328R: Business Reporting- This course will take an in-depth look at some of the economic themes raised during the 2016 Presidential election to see how they are playing out in the state of Maryland. Students will use basic business and financial reporting techniques to examine issues such as immigration, global trade, NAFTA, sanctuary cities, income inequality and job creation. Prerequisite: JOUR320

JOUR353:
News Bureau: Multimedia Reporting– Advanced reporting and writing in an online environment focusing on multimedia and non-traditional storytelling. Enrollment requires completion of CNS application and acceptance into bureau. Prerequisite: JOUR320 or JOUR360.

JOUR355: News Bureau: Multimedia Editing and Production
– Advanced online journalism training. Students work as multimedia editors and producers, building interactive content and special reports. Enrollment requires completion of CNS application and acceptance into bureau. Prerequisite: JOUR320 or JOUR360.

JOUR356:
Kaiser Health Multimedia Reporting– Opportunities are provided for advanced reporting and writing on health topics, using traditional and multimedia storytelling tools. Enrollment requires permission of instructor Chris Harvey (charvey@umd.edu). Prerequisite: JOUR203; and JOUR320 or JOUR360. Spring only.

JOUR363: Long Form Broadcast Journalism
– Reporting, writing, and producing more advanced long-form TV new packages. Emphasis on out-of-classroom field work and broadcast storytelling techniques. Enrollment requires permission of instructor Mark Feldstein (feldy@umd.edu). Prerequisite: JOUR361. Spring only.

JOUR364:
Radio Broadcasting– 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. Enrollment requires permission of advisor. Prerequisite: JOUR360.

JOUR367:
Broadcast News Bureau– Advanced broadcast journalism training. Students report as part of the College’s Capital News Service program. Enrollment requires completion of CNS application and acceptance into bureau. Prerequisite: JOUR361.

JOUR368B:
Broadcast Sports Reporting– Students work as a part of a team on a 30-minute sports magazine program that helps them hone their writing, editing and production skills. Enrollment requires permission of advisor. Prerequisite: JOUR361.

JOUR368E: Coverage of the First Hundred Days – Managing a Broadcast- Students will analyze competing network coverage of the first 100 days of the new administration. They will distinguish differences in reporting, writing, ethical decisions, studio presentation, and use of supporting web materials. They will work to understand what tools produce the most effective broadcasts. Prerequisite: JOUR320 or JOUR360 and permission of instructor Tom Bettag (tom@tombettag.com).

JOUR368K: Video Innovation– 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. Prerequisite: JOUR361 and permission of instructor Josh Davidsburg (jdavidsb@umd.edu). (jdavidsb@umd.edu).

JOUR368M: Multimedia Mobile Journalism– In many ways, multimedia content is collected, presented and consumed differently than content presented on web sites. This class focuses exclusively on these processes by exploring the best apps and the best practices for today’s mobile journalist. Enrollment requires permission of advisor. Prerequisite: JOUR203; and JOUR320 or JOUR360.

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OUR368V: Advanced Video Storytelling– Students will learn advanced storytelling, shooting and editing techniques for multiplatform video, using character-driven, natural sound packages to produce in-depth projects on a common theme. Enrollment requires completion of Viewfinder application and acceptance into course. Prerequisite: JOUR361 and permission of instructor Bethany Swain (bswain@umd.edu).

JOUR389Y: Reporting on Cybersecurity Journalism– Students learn the essentials of cybersecurity as a journalistic beat. This course will balance an exploration of key issues in the field with practical guidance on how journalists approach the subject. Assignments will include reporting a story in text or audio. Enrollment requires permission of advisor. Prerequisite: JOUR203; JOUR320 or JOUR360.