Terp Young Scholars

July 12-31, 2020


JOUR 150: Introduction to Mass Communication

This course is an overview of journalism for students considering a career in the media or simply interested in the media as smart consumers. It explores the importance of the news profession in a democratic society and the evolving role of journalists in the contemporary media landscape. Coverage of politics, sports and gender and minority issues will be explored, and guest speakers will be tapped from the profession and the university. In addition, the course will expose students to the basic skills needed to research, report and write news stories on deadline for print (newspaper and magazine) and Web publications. Students will take an excursion to a professional newsroom and drop in on student publications to explore the roles of editors, videographers, home page producers and more. 

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