JOUR-350 Media Techniques
Fall for 2013-2014
This course is for students who are participating in an internship at a local media outlet (print, broadcast or online). An alternative to the traditional one-on-one tutorial, this workshop-style course will give students an opportunity to share their experiences with other students engaged in similar journalistic pursuits. Written assignments will include a semester-long journal and ongoing occasional short pieces and a final media project that students pitch to a professional media outlet.
Students have the opportunity, if they would like, to post their stories on a GU journalism web site. There are also required readings about issues that are common to any journalistic endeavor such as ethics and fairness. Students are strongly encouraged to have completed “Introduction to Journalism” before taking this class.
Regarding permission and verification of credit: Summer internships: Students doing their internship over the summer need to take the course in the fall semester following the internship experience but they must get permission from the journalism director before Memorial Day.
Fall internships: Students doing their internship in the fall, concurrent with the class, must get permission from the journalism director before August 25th. Spring internships: Students doing their internship in the spring, concurrent with the class, must get permission from the journalism director before winter break.
The journalism director will not provide letters to the media outlets verifying credit until the student is officially registered for the course: NO EXCEPTIONS.
(Barbara Feinman Todd is the Journalism Director at Georgetown University. She is also the co-director of the Pearl Project. Her work has appeared in various media outlets including The Washington Post, NPR, the Daily Beast, Glamour, and Newsweek International.)
Prerequisites: JOUR 100 and Permission of Journalism Director, email@example.com
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