JRN-101 Media & Society
This course examines the ways that the media participates in shaping social reality. Students will analyze and interpret the roles of the media in a democratic society in regard to a variety of cultural, political and economic problems.
JRN 100 Introduction to Mass Communication
The Business of Television
An examination of the changes in Radio and Television broadcasting from sales and promotions, regulation, programming, community radio,
public access cable telelvision, radio and television news and Internet convergence.
This course served as a bridge from JRN 100, to JRN 235.
Introduction to Sportswriting
A course designed to introduce the student to the various aspects of covering sports for print and the Internet. Subjects covered included beat reporting, columns, pregame and game coverage, interviews, press conferences,
features/sidebar stories and deadline pressure.
History of Sports Journalism
An investigation of sports journalism and its history, particularly of major league spectator sports and discussion of issues in various media including newspapers, radio, television and Internet.
Subjects reviewed included writers from Grantland Rice to David Halberstam, the introduction of electronic media to major league sports,
the emergence of the Internet and ethics.
Also reviewed were significant sports stories in American culture including the boxing matches of Joe Lewis and Max Schmelling, the 1936 Olympics, Jackie Robinson breaking the MLB "color line" , Title IX and the Billie Jean King/Bobby Riggs match.
Comm 175 Introduction to Communication Studies
At WVU: 1998-2000
Journalism 1 Introduction to Mass Communication.
The role of mass communication in developing political, social, and economic fabrics of a democratic society, including the organization and function of newspapers, magazines, broadcast stations, and other principal media, including the role of advertising and public relations.
Broadcast News 117 Introduction to Broadcasting.
Survey of the broadcasting industry from the perspective of broadcast journalism, including historical development, federal regulation, industry codes, professional responsibilities, broadcasting research, and contemporary developments including cablevision.
News Editorial 227. History of Journalism.
Development of media from seventeenth-century England and the American colonies; great names in journalism; freedom of the press and its implications for and impact on the nation.
JRL 1 class taking first quiz of the semester, January 1999.
Media Arts Center
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