• 4 Credits

    JR101 Discovering Journalism

    Explains how journalism has changed America and the world. Considers the role of journalism as a public service in a democratic society. Students read, view, and listen to the finest and most influential stories. They chart the news in U.S. history, from the American Revolution to today's digital revolution. Students analyze how print, broadcast, and online news have evolved and examine media from other parts of the world. They also explore ethical issues confronting the contemporary journalist and develop knowledge of the First Amendment principles.

    Instructors Lincoln McKie, Cindy Rodriguez,Mark Leccese, Paul Mihailidis, Azeta Hatef
  • 4 Credits

    JR102 Foundations of Journalism

    Students appraise and apply the fundamentals of reporting, writing, and producing news. They cover stories in the Greater Boston community and learn how to develop story ideas, define the focus, and identify and evaluate sources. Students also examine and implement reporting strategies for print, broadcast, and online news stories. They incorporate journalistic standards and practices in all newsgathering and news story presentation. Students write and organize basic news stories with skill, accuracy, and clarity and develop a disciplined use of form and style in news writing.

    Instructors Paul Niwa, Cindy Rodriguez, Douglas Struck, Brenda Mahoney, Zeba Sarwar, Betty-Jo Cugini, Richard Lodge, Daniel DeFraia
  • 4 Credits

    JR103 The Digital Journalist

    Covers the use of audio and visual media to tell news stories. Examines modern media, analyzes still and moving images, sound, and best web practices. Students learn how to use photography, videography, and audio to tell compelling stories. They develop and report multimedia stories in and around Boston. Image and sound manipulation and other ethical challenges in the digital age are discussed.

    Instructors Kelli O'Hara, Cheryl Jackson
  • 4 Credits

    JR105 Journalism for Non-Majors

    Introduces students who are not Journalism majors to the professional precepts and values of journalism; the basic techniques of news-gathering; and the style and structure of presenting news in text, audio, and video. Students learn while doing and are assigned to report and produce news stories on a variety of platforms.

    Instructors Mark Micheli
  • 4 Credits

    JR202 Beat Reporting Across Media

    Students learn to cover a geographic or community beat, developing and producing stories in text, audio, and video about a community in Boston. Lectures emphasize the role and function of major institutions in public life, from courts to city hall to Congress; basic public records and research; interviewing; and story origination. Students are assigned to a beat and must develop stories in specific areas of civic life, from public safety to demographics change and its impact on community.

    Instructors Paul Pronovost, Richard Nangle
  • 4 Credits

    JR216 Advanced Audio-Video Journalism

    Provides intense writing for visual and audio news. Students continue to develop news judgment as it relates to video and audio. They produce and write radio newscasts and reporter packages, as well as organize a video news brief and reporter packages. Students shoot, write, and edit video and audio voiceovers and soundbites for storytelling.

    Instructors Stephen Iandoli,Cheryl Jackson
  • 4 Credits

    JR217 Public Affairs Reporting

    Introduces the structure and functions of state, local, and federal government from a journalists perspective. Students report and write in-depth stories on proposed legislation, campaign finance, and current issues in government. Students also become familiar with and make use of public records and open meeting laws, learn advanced reporting skills through readings and class lectures, and review and critique each other's stories.

    Instructors Mark Leccese
  • 4 Credits

    JR221 Photojournalism

    Explores photography as a journalistic storytelling medium by teaching how to communicate news visually in a variety of situations. Develops skills such as shooting pictures on deadline, writing concise and compelling captions, and editing for impact. Through historical and contemporary examples, students learn about the power of photojournalism to document, inform, entertain, persuade, and provoke emotion. Examines the ethical and legal challenges of photojournalism.

    Instructors Joanne Ciccarello
  • 4 Credits

    JR241 Radio Journalism

    Students learn how to write, report, and produce radio news including international, national, and local news. They learn the process of developing story ideas and gathering and organizing information in a way acceptable for broadcast. Students learn how different types of news stories are reported on radio in short form, breaking news, long form, and podcasting. They identify newsmakers and develop further understanding of the broadcast news field. Professionalism, integrity, and accuracy are practiced at all times.

  • 2 Credits

    JR250 Law for Journalists

    Considers journalists' ethical responsibilities, in relation to professional standards and legal limits. Examines ethical decision-making and current ethical questions using case studies.

    Instructors Olivier Nyirubugara, James McManus