Journalism

Note: All tuition rates listed on the Summer Term 2019 website are pending approval.

College of Communication

Newswriting

COM JO 200

The goal of this course is for students to acquire fundamental newsgathering and writing skills needed to thrive as journalists working in any medium. The course is based in the classroom, but students are expected to learn and adhere to professional newsroom standards. The course focuses on essential practices and principles that apply to reporters, photographers, bloggers, producers, and editors across all media formats. The class emphasizes news judgment, storytelling and reporting skills, as well as writing clearly and quickly. (Formerly JO 250. If you have taken JO 250, you cannot take JO 200 for credit toward your degree.) 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 21-June 26)

Summer 2 (July 1-August 7)

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Visual Storytelling

COM JO 205

Provides students with a basic working knowledge of the media required for professional journalism, including photography, sound, video, and editing for production of multimedia packages. No previous experience in visual media is required. Students contribute to the department- managed news service. (Formerly JO303, cannot be taken for credit if JO303 has been taken.) 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

Summer 2 (July 2-August 8)

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Reporting in Depth

COM JO 210

Prereq:(COM CO 201) and (COM JO 200 or JO 250).This course helps students advance their reporting skills by covering a city neighborhood or a topical beat. Students branch out across the city and suburbs to cover courts, crime, education, local and state politics, and other essentials of community reporting. Students develop their own sources and story ideas with the goal of professional publication in the department-managed news service or another news site. The purpose is to hone reporting skills, develop sources, and build both competence and confidence. Students produce stories, photos, audio and video for the Web. Class is run like a newsroom, and students are encouraged to show enterprise. (Formerly JO310, cannot be taken for credit if JO310 has been taken.) 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

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Smart Phone Reporting

COM JO 222

This course teaches video journalism - how to research, shoot, write, and edit several news videos using smart phones equipped with Adobe Clip software. The course is meant to prepare students to be citizen journalists as well as professional mobile, multimedia journalists. Smart Phone Reporting teaches news and visual literacy, multimedia expression and applied writing skills to non- journalism majors while also training students to acquire a multimedia skill set required by an ever-changing profession. This course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Digital & Multimedia Expression, Writing Intensive, Research and Information Literacy. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 21-June 26)

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Basic Photography for Non-Majors

COM JO 305

Students learn the fundamentals of digital photography, from the basics of image capture to processing finished photographs and introduction to their use in digital media. No previous experience in photography is required. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

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Law and Ethics of Journalism

COM JO 350

This interactive course introduces the core legal and ethical issues affecting how journalists, including the student press, gather, verify, and communicate news. This course offers an exciting deep-dive into the key concepts affecting newsgathering and dissemination today. Students discover the underpinnings of a free press as well as practical tools to use when confronted with government efforts to block legitimate newsgathering. Students gain a working knowledge of how and why the First Amendment protects them as they gather, verify, and disseminate the news. Required of all undergraduate journalism majors. (Formerly JO525. Cannot be taken for credit if JO525 has been taken.) 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 21-June 26)

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