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Indiana University Journalism

Course Listing: 2008-2009 Summer I

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JOUR-J525 Reinvent & Redesign Your Publication
Description: (cr. 2-3)
Our goal is to redesign your publication, be it a newspaper, news magazine or yearbook. We'll start with the fundamentals in design, visuals, graphics and typography. We'll quickly move into the trends from a wide array of publications. Along the way, we'll tackle daily exercises to strengthen your design skills. We'll critique your publications, look at others for inspiration, explore story-telling tools. It will be a busy but productive week. We'll try to have some fun along the way.
 
Categories: High School Journalism Institute
 
Instructor: Ron Johnson
Syllabus: j525SummerI2009.pdf
JOUR-J560 Framing Theory
Description: (cr. 3)
 
Instructor: Lesa Hatley Major
JOUR-J560 Literary Journalism
Description: (cr. 3)
Borrowing the techniques of fiction, literary journalists tell stories that invite readers into the action. Read some of their best work and try your hand at this challenging form. We'll draw on an anthology, The Art of Fact (Kerrane, Yagoda), read Jon Krakauer's Into the Wild, and use the web to explore literary journalism in newspapers. You'll write several long pieces, each emphasizing a different kind of reporting experience and narrative strategy. We'll "workshop" your pieces together, a process that will sharpen your editing skills, and talk about where you might publish them.
About the instructor: Carol Polsgrove is author of It Wasn't Pretty, Folks, But Didn't We Have Fun? Esquire in the Sixties; Divided Minds: Intellectuals and the Civil Rights Movement, and Ending British Rule in Africa: Writers in a Common Cause (to be published this summer). She has been an editor at Mother Jones and The Progressive and has written for Sierra, The Atlantic, The Nation, The American Prospect, and other magazines.
 
Instructor: Carol Polsgrove
JOUR-J560 Public Relations Writing
Description: (cr. 3)
The primary goal of the course is to help students develop the professional writing skills expected of beginning public relations practitioners with special emphasis on the different approaches required for particular audiences and media. Class will focus on the basics of good writing-grammar, punctuation, sentence structure-as well as the art of writing-word choice, rhythm, nuance, tone. Students will learn how to change their writing styles to suit different communications tools. The pace and content of the course will be tailored to the abilities of the students enrolled. Because this is a service-learning course in which students produce public relations materials for a community organization, the class will also learn the fundamentals of effective client relations.
 
Instructor: Beth Wood
JOUR-J577 Yearbook Advising
Description: (cr. 2-3)
Advisers and prospective yearbook advisers will learn principles of yearbook management, including the important business aspects of advising, as well as yearbook production, design, writing, and legal and ethical issues relevant to yearbook supervision and advising. For beginning or experienced yearbook sponsors, this workshop also includes projects to help advisers keep their staffs organized by preparation of relevant policies, staff job descriptions and tips for how to work with administrators and others in building lasting support for a quality scholastic yearbook program.
 
Categories: High School Journalism Institute
 
Instructor: Susanna Coleman
JOUR-J592 Media Internship
Description: (cr. 1-3)
By permission only.
Professional experience in media. Students hold work assignments with media organizations. Grading is on an S/F basis. Arranged through the associate dean for graduate
studies office.
 
Categories: Special Courses
 
Instructor: Amy Reynolds
JOUR-J660 Framing Theory and the Media
Description: (cr. 3)
Open to graduates only.
 
Instructor: Lesa Hatley Major
JOUR-J700 Specialized Reporting Project
Description: (cr. 3)
By permission only.
 
Categories: Special Courses
 
Instructor: Amy Reynolds
JOUR-J800 M.A. Thesis or Creative Project
Description: (cr. 3)
By permission only.
This course is eligible for a deferred grade.
 
Categories: Special Courses
 
Instructor: Amy Reynolds
JOUR-J804 Readings and Research in Journalism
Description: (cr. 1-9)
By permission only.
This course is eligible for a deferred grade.
 
Categories: Special Courses
 
Instructor: Amy Reynolds
JOUR-G599 Thesis Research
Description: (cr. 0)
By permission only.
 
Instructor: Amy Reynolds
JOUR-G741 Ph.D. Research in Mass Communications
Description: (cr. arr.)
This course is eligible for a deferred grade.
 
Categories: Graduate School Courses
 
Instructor: Amy Reynolds
JOUR-G790 Readings and Research in Mass Communications
Description: (cr. 1-3)
This course is eligible for a deferred grade.
 
Categories: Graduate School Courses
 
Instructor: Amy Reynolds