JOUR-350 Media Techniques
Spring for 2017-2018
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. Classrooms assignments and discussions focus on ethics, innovation and the new business model.

Regarding permission and verification of credit:
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.)

The journalism director will not provide letters to the media outlets verifying credit until the student is officially registered for the course: NO EXCEPTIONS.

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: JOUR 100 and Permission of Journalism Director, feinmanb@georgetown.edu

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JOUR-350-01 Media Techniques
Spring for 2017-2018
John McKinnon
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 gives students an opportunity to share their experiences with other students engaged in similar journalistic pursuits. Written assignments include a semester-long journal and ongoing occasional short pieces and a final media project. Classrooms assignments and discussions focus on ethics, innovation and the new business model.

Regarding permission and verification of credit:
Students need to have their internship approved by the journalism director before they start the internship. If the internship is concurrent with the class, students 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.

(John D. McKinnon is a reporter for The Wall Street Journal in Washington. He currently covers high tech policy. He previously covered the White House, tax and fiscal policy, the Treasury Department and housing. Before coming to the Journal he worked in Florida for the St. Petersburg Times and the Miami Herald, covering state politics, the law and local government.)
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: JOUR 100 and Permission of Journalism Director, feinmanb@georgetown.edu
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