Academics

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Broadcasting

Program Details

Program of Study

The Department of Broadcasting and Journalism offers a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcasting and Sports Broadcasting. The broadcasting curriculum is designed to meet the challenges of media convergence by providing multi-platform production skills to students. Students operate an FM broadcast station, WIUS and produce programming for wiutv3, using state-of-the-art, high-definition television facilities. Graduates of the program enter various careers in television, radio, cable, satellite and post-production operations, including directing, producing, reporting, on-air talent programming, sales, advertising, sports and post-production.

News/Performance

The news/performance track focuses on the preparation of students for careers in front of the camera and/or microphone. The wiutv3 station is the outlet for live, local television newscasts. Students learn to gather news, cover news events, edit news packages and produce and direct half-hour newscasts that reach Macomb and McDonough County viewers. There are opportunities to be reporters and anchors (news, weather and sports), as well as to produce and direct newscasts. WIUS-FM is the music, news and sports outlet on the radio side. On-air shifts are available to all majors every semester. WIUS-FM and wiutv3 are student-run, under the guidance of faculty and staff.

Production

The production track is designed for students interested in working in video, audio and/or film production and post-production. The program is hands-on and students work with faculty and peers in an interactive environment to learn production and editing skills. They also learn camera techniques, post-production special effects, ENG and studio lighting and operating control room and how to use on-air studio equipment. They use those skills to produce audio, video and interactive programming for multiplatform distribution. Video production students will take coursework necessary to qualify for the Final Cut Pro Certification test.

Sports Broadcasting

The Department of Broadcasting and Journalism has a live sports truck with an HD camera set-up to do live sports broadcasts on ESPN3. The productions now reach more than 100 million people nationally and have the look of an ESPN broadcast. This gives students valuable experience in front of and behind the camera, and in the production truck. Audio broadcasts of home games are also carried live on WIUS-FM, where students also produce nightly sports talk shows. Sports Broadcasting students also host and produce the WIU Football Coach’s Show and Inside Leatherneck Athletics, a show profiling WIU athletic teams. Majors prepare to become multimedia sports broadcasters. Students work in front of the camera; behind the microphone and camera; in the production truck and TV studio; and from their laptops, editing, blogging and posting their work.

Award-Winning Program

Broadcasting students have received state and national recognition for their work. This type of acknowledgment is important to employers seeking students who will be productive when they reach the marketplace. At the national level, WIU was nominated two years in a row and won the Best Video Newscast award in the National Broadcasting System (NBS) competition. Our students have also won National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) Crystal Pillars and Sports Video Group College Sports Media Awards. In the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) competition, broadcasting students have been recognized as national finalists for several radio awards. In 2015, WIU was awarded Best Radio Newscast and Best Community News. At the state level, WIU had more finalists in 2014 and 2015 in the Students in Illinois News Broadcasters Association (SINBA) competition than any other school in Illinois. Broadcasting students were recognized for Best Hard TV Newscast and Best Soft TV News Program by SINBA in both years. We are proud of our students’ achievements!

Integrated Baccalaureate and Master’s Degree Program

An integrated baccalaureate and master’s degree program is available for the Bachelor of Arts in Broadcasting (Sports Broadcasting option): Master of Science in Sport Management. An integrated baccalaureate and master’s degree program is available for the Bachelor of Arts in Journalism: Master of Arts in Communication. An integrated degree program provides the opportunity for outstanding undergraduates to earn both degrees in five years. View detailed information about the Integrated Baccalaureate in Sports Broadcasting (BA) and Master of Science in Sport Management.

Internships

Students with a 2.5+ grade point average and the prerequisite courses usually apply for broadcast internships in their senior year. Internships provide students with experience in professional broadcast production environments and often lead to continuing employment or provide excellent references and contacts for future employment. Students have completed broadcast internships at the following locations:

Chicago
WGN-TV
Comcast Sports
CBS Radio
WBBM-TV/AM
The Score/ESPN Radio
WMAQ-TV/AM
WLS-TV/AM
Chicago Bulls
Chicago Bears
Fox Sports
Karl Productions
Univision
Harpo Productions/Oprah

Quad Cities
KWQC-TV
WQAD-TV
Fusion
WQPT-TV

Peoria
WHOI-TV
WEEK-TV
WMBD-TV/Radio

Quincy
KHQA-TV
WGEM-TV

Outside Illinois
MTV
VH1
HBO
Dateline NBC
Discovery Channel
Nickelodeon/TV Land
ESPN
NASCAR Images
Comcast Sports
National Public Radio
CNN
St. Louis Rams
NBC Universal

Please refer to the undergraduate catalog for detailed program information and course requirements.

Broadcasting (BC) Courses

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Applied Studies (Practica). (1 s.h./semester, repeatable to a maximum of 10 semesters) Instruction in and practical application of sports broadcasting announcing, production, or reporting techniques for various sports. Prerequisites: Written consent of instructor. Enrollment in upper division courses (300 level) requires a grade of C or better in the lower division prerequisite course (200 level) having the same title.

201/301 Football Announcing
203/303 Basketball Announcing
204/304 Soccer Announcing
205/305 Volleyball Announcing
206/306 Baseball Announcing
207/307 Softball Announcing
208/308 Radio Sports Talk
209/309 Board Operations for Sports
211/311 Football Production
213/313 Basketball Production
214/314 Soccer Production
216/316 Volleyball Production
217/317 Baseball Production
218/318 Softball Production
219/319 Interactive Media Sports Production
220/320 Sports Reporting

102 Introduction to Broadcast Research and Writing. (3) Course focuses on finding, researching, and presenting material for a variety of media, purposes, and audiences. Includes study of interviewing, writing, and copy editing skills and library use. Prerequisite: BC&J 100.

122 (Cross-listed with ARTS/GCOM/IDT 122) Introduction to Emerging Design Technologies. (3) Introduction to concepts and issues related to emerging design technologies. Topics include ethical considerations, production design process, design decision-making process, and design principles. Course will conclude with an overview of career options and introduction to portfolio preparation. Not open to students with credit for ARTS/GCOM/IDT 122.

142 Video Production I. (3) Introduction to video production techniques including portable camera operation and techniques, and editing certification training on Final Cut Pro. Content produced will be suitable for broadcast and internet distribution. Not open to students who have completed BC 261.

200 Broadcast Reporting I. (3) Hands-on instruction in the gathering, writing, and presentation of news and information for television, radio, and online media. Prerequisite: BC 102.

222 Broadcast Performance. (3) Development of basic radio and television announcing skills. Prerequisite: BC&J 100.

246 Broadcast Sports Writing. (3) Students learn the fundamentals of the broadcast sports writing process for the broadcast media. Includes an overview of the history of broadcast sports writing in American culture. Prerequisite: BC&J 120.

256 Interactive Web Sportscasting. (3) Examination of and instruction in new media technologies to deliver sports media content. Emphasis on the interactive nature of the online experience as it changes traditional notions of presentation and distribution.

285 Broadcasting Practicum. (1, repeatable to 4) Opportunity for freshmen and sophomores to participate in live multimedia coverage of sporting events, to work at student radio station WIUS-FM, and to assist with Broadcasting Department video productions and other production and operation activities.

290 (Cross-listed with ENG 290) Introduction to Film. (3) (General Education/Humanities) Screening and discussion of films from around the world, introducing students to selected traditions, questions of social justice, and methods of interpretation (with laboratory). Not open to students with credit in ENG 290. IAI: F2 908.

302 Broadcast Research and Writing II. (3) Examination of story structure, dialogue writing, and character development techniques for broadcast content. Exploration of non-scripted and scripted broadcast writing methods. Prerequisites: BC 102, BC 142 with a grade of C or better, and BC&J 112 with a grade of C or better.

310 Advanced Broadcast Performance. (3) Continuation of BC 222. Students receive individual coaching on vocal delivery, performance for the camera and microphone, and the problems related to interpretation of various types of broadcast continuity. Prerequisites: BC 200 and 222.

315 Broadcast News I. (3) Students report and shoot video for daily newscasts for campus television and radio outlets. Students are responsible for all stages of news and from identification to final editing of stories. Prerequisites: junior standing; BC 142 with a grade of C or better, BC 200.

333 The Hollywood Studio System: Structure & Process. (3) Analysis of the American film industry, with an emphasis on the structure of the studio system. Comparison of the historical period with the current corporate structure of the industry. Prerequisite: ENG/ BC 290.

361 Video Production II. (3) Selected topics of interest in video production such as, but not limited to, corporate video, animation, documentary, and interactive video production. Prerequisites: BC 142 with a grade of C or better and BC&J 112 with a grade of C or better.

385 Production Practicum I. (1) Guided practicum in audio or video production. Student must apply for and be accepted into a specific practicum experience related to the operation of broadcast services or production of broadcast content. Prerequisites: BC 142 with a grade of C or better and BC&J 112 with a grade of C or better, or permission of instructor.

386 Production Practicum II. (1) Guided practicum in audio or video production. Student must apply for and be accepted into a specific practicum experience related to the operation of broadcast services or production of broadcast content. Prerequisites: BC 142 with a grade of C or better and BC&J 112 with a grade of C or better, or permission of instructor.

390 (Cross-listed with ENG 390) Film History. (3) This course is an historical survey that covers the international history of cinema from its origins to the present. It considers issues including the development of national film industries, national and international film movements, and the social history of film (with laboratory). Not open to students with credit in ENG 390. Prerequisite: ENG/BC 290 or consent of instructor.

394 (Cross-listed with ENG 394) Documentary Film and Video. (3) History of documentary film and video with focus on the documentary as a medium of communication, information, and interpretation (with laboratory). Not open to students with credit in ENG 394.

402 Advanced Broadcast Writing. (3) Students will write longer and more complex screenplays. Students will see projects through from idea through revisions to completed scripts. Regular critiques of student writing. Prerequisite: BC 302 with a grade of C or better.

415 Broadcast News II. (3, repeatable to 6) Students produce newscasts for radio and television. Students will also act as assignment editors, photographers, and reporters, polishing skills learned in BC 315. Prerequisites: Senior standing; BC 315 with a grade of C or better.

419 Online Writing, Design and Production. (3) Classroom instruction and supervised individual coaching in the gathering, writing, design, and multimedia presentation of news and information. Students synthesize material from other Broadcasting classes and generate original material. Prerequisites: Senior standing; BC 415.

420 Television Graphics. (3) Students design computer graphics and animation. Projects include news anchor boxes, graphic backgrounds, and animated feature introductions. Prerequisites: BC 142 with a grade of C or better and BC&J 112 with a grade of C or better, or permission of instructor; ENG 180 and 280.

422 (Cross-listed with ARTS/GCOM/IDT 422) Applied Emerging Design Technologies. (3) The course allows students to focus on personal portfolio development using emerging technologies. Students will also have the opportunity to work collaboratively on real-world projects that apply principles in emerging technologies. Not open to students with credit for ARTS/ GCOM/IDT 422.

430 Multimedia Design for Mass Media. (3) A study of the theory and practical application of multimediabased journalism using digitized video, audio, text, computer graphics, and interactivity. Emphasis on broadcast communication and communication design principles using software for composing multimedia portfolios. Prerequisites: BC 315 or BC&J 312 or BC&J 320; ENG 180 and 280; or permission of instructor. An understanding of Adobe PhotoShop recommended.

431 Special News/Sports Projects. (3) Classroom instruction and supervised individual coaching in the gathering and writing of news documentaries and sports programming. Prerequisites: Senior standing; BC 315.

480 Special Topics in Media Communications. (3, repeatable for different subtitles to 6) This course deals with selected topics of interest in broadcasting and media communication such as but not limited to radio, television, and film criticism, broadcast history, mass communication theory and effects, and popular culture. Prerequisites: BC 142 with a grade of C or better; BC&J 100; BC&J 112 with a grade of C or better; ENG 180 and 280.

485 Production Practicum III. (1) Guided practicum in audio or video production. Student must apply for and be accepted into a specific practicum experience related to the operation of broadcast services or production of broadcast content. Prerequisites: BC 142 with a grade of C or better and BC&J 112 with a grade of C or better; or permission of instructor.

486 Production Practicum IV. (1) Guided practicum in audio or video production. Student must apply for and be accepted into a specific practicum experience related to the operation of broadcast services for production of broadcast content. Prerequisites: BC 142 with a grade of C or better and BC&J 112 with a grade of C or better; or permission of instructor.

494 (Cross-listed with ENG 494 and WS 494) Women and Film/Television. (3) An overview of women in film and television that considers the onscreen images of women as well as the positions of women working behind the scenes (with laboratory). Not open to students with credit for ENG 494 or WS 494. Prerequisites: ENG 180 and 280.

496 (Cross-listed with ENG 496) Topics in Film. (3) Study of major subjects and themes in film. Topics vary but may include intensive study of directors such as Alfred Hitchcock and Federico Fellini, or artistic movements such as Italian Neorealism, French New- Wave, Contemporary Spanish Cinema, or Russian Formalism. Not open to students with credit in ENG 496. Prerequisites: ENG/BC 290, ENG/BC 390, and 6 s.h. in approved film minor electives, or permission of instructor.

499 Field Work in Broadcasting. (3) Supervised applied experience in a sports organization or news broadcasting organization. Prerequisites: BC 315 or BC&J 312 or BC&J 420; ENG 180 and 280; or permission of instructor.

BROADCASTING AND JOURNALISM (BC&J)

100 (Formerly BC 100) Introduction to Mass Communication. (3) Introduction to the historical, programming, physical, legal, social, and economic aspects of the mass media.

112 (Formerly BC 141) Audio Production I. (3) Introduction to audio production techniques, from simple voice and field recording to multitrack mixdown procedures. Content produced will be suitable for broadcast and internet distribution. Not open to students who have completed BC 250.

120 (Formerly BC 136) Sports, Media and Society. (3) A critical analysis of issues in sports media and the history of sports broadcasting in American culture. Examines the ethics, literature, racial and gender issues, and the business of sports broadcasting.

212 (Formerly BC 247) Introduction to Studio Production. (3) Introduction to studio-based, live and live-to-tape television production. Students acquire creative and technical skills and learn how to work as a production team. Course will prepare students for internships and careers in studio production. Prerequisite: BC&J 100, or permission of instructor.

312 (Formerly BC 350) Audio Production II. (3) Selected topics of interest in audio production such as, but not limited to, radio/talk production, music program production, internet radio, and other emerging audio technologies. Prerequisites: BC 142 with a grade of C or better and BC&J 112 with a grade of C or better.

320 (Formerly BC 326) Sports Production I. (3, repeatable to 6) Theory and practice of remote radio and television sports production for volleyball, soccer, and baseball. Prerequisites: ENG 180 and 280.

321 (Formerly BC 312) Broadcast Sports Performance. (3) Students receive instruction on play-by-play announcing and on the preparation and extemporaneous discussion of player and team statistics and other appropriate sports-related information. Prerequisite: junior standing.

330 (Formerly JOUR 330) Magazine and Feature Writing. (3) Practice in writing and placing fact-based articles for general-interest and specialized magazines, and for newspapers. Writing Instruction in the Discipline WID course. Prerequisites: JOUR 121, 231, and 232, or consent of instructor.

340 (Formerly JOUR 329) Fundamentals of Public Relations. (3) Principles, methods, and activities used by individuals, corporations, governmental bodies, and organizations to promote a favorable relationship with their publics. Open to non-majors.

341 (Formerly JOUR 331) Advertising Principles and Practice. (3) Advertising fundamentals; economic and social issues; research needs; and creative and production practices of advertising agencies. Open to non-majors.

342 (Formerly JOUR 343) Creative Strategy in Advertising. (3) Techniques and strategies used to create advertising including those related to design, graphics, makeup, and production. Prerequisites: BC&J 341 and JOUR 121, or consent of instructor.

343 (Formerly JOUR 344) Advertising Media Planning. (3) Analysis of the various advertising media in terms of markets served, client needs, media interactions, and message factors considered in the planning and selection of media. Prerequisites: BC&J 341 and JOUR 121, or consent of instructor.

344 (Formerly JOUR 348) Advertising Copy and Layout. (3) Principles and practice of writing advertising copy for mass media; using technology to prepare layouts; portfolio development. Writing Instruction in the Discipline WID course. Prerequisites: BC&J 341 and JOUR 121, or consent of instructor.

345 (Formerly JOUR 336) Public Relations Strategy and Campaigns. (3) Analysis of public relations problems and procedures; practice in applying social science principles and research techniques to solve public relations problems; preparing public relations materials. Prerequisites: BC&J 340 and JOUR 121, or consent of instructor.

346 (Formerly JOUR 340) Public Relations Writing: Techniques and Style. (3) Techniques of public relations writing for print and broadcast media, and for special audiences; public relations research; legal considerations. Writing Instruction in the Discipline WID course. Prerequisite: JOUR 121 or consent of instructor.

350 (Formerly BC 323) Broadcasting and Society. (3) Traces the development of broadcasting as a major cultural form in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries through a critical review of historic and contemporary literature. BGS online writing course.

351 (Formerly BC 325) Comparative Broadcasting Systems. (3) (Global Issues) Classification and analysis of the structure of international broadcast systems. The role of media in developing nations, as well as CATV, public broadcasting, and satellite communication systems are discussed. BGS online writing course. Prerequisite: junior standing.

352 (Formerly BC 328) Mass Media and Minorities. (3) (General Education/Multicultural Studies) Examination of relationships between minority groups and mass media. Reviews the portrayals of minorities in the electronic media and discusses effects on our society. BGS online writing course.

353 (Formerly JOUR 410) International Communication and the Foreign Press. (3) (Global Issues) Comparative study of journalism practices and of the mass media in representative countries; factors that determine the international flow of news. Open to non-majors. Prerequisite: junior or senior standing.

354 (Formerly JOUR 427) History of Mass Communications. (3) History of journalism and the mass media in the context of political, social, and economic change with an emphasis on press freedom and responsibility. Open to non-majors. Prerequisite: junior or senior standing.

355 (Formerly JOUR 335) Photojournalism. (3) Digital photojournalism: the production of news and feature page photographs as singles, spreads, stories, and essays. Prerequisite: JOUR 231 or consent of instructor.

400 (Formerly BC 425) Mass Communication Law and Ethics. (3) Legal rights and constraints on the mass media. Topics include prior restraint, source protection, libel, privacy invasion, indecency and the safe harbor, and other legal and ethical issues. Includes print, broadcast, satellite/cable, and web-based mass media. Not open to students with credit in BC 425 or JOUR 417. Writing Instruction in the Discipline WID course. Prerequisite: Upper division standing or permission of instructor.

420 (Formerly BC 426) Sports Production II. (3, repeatable to 6) Theory and practice of remote radio and television sports production for football, basketball, softball, and baseball. Students produce and direct coverage of sporting events. Prerequisite: BC&J 320.

431 (Formerly JOUR 412) Problems in Contemporary Mass Communication. (3) Research into current social, economic, political, and professional problems affecting the mass media. Open to nonmajors. Prerequisite: junior or senior standing.

450 (Formerly BC 490) Senior Workshop in Production. (3) Capstone course in which Production emphasis majors create their own audio or video programs using journalistic, art, and entertainment forms found in news, drama, narration, and comedy. Students may perform published work or write their own. Prerequisites: Senior standing; BC 361 or BC&J 312.

451 (Formerly JOUR 404) Field Work in Journalism. (1–12, repeatable to 12) Credit for internships at newspapers, magazines or other publications, or in advertising or public relations offices. By arrangement. See department chair or Journalism coordinator. No more than 6 s.h. can be used in the Journalism major, and no more than 3 s.h. of that can count toward the 400-level elective requirement. Prerequisite: junior or senior standing.

452 (Formerly BC 418) Independent Research in Communication. (1–6, repeatable to 6) Individual reading or research under supervision of the faculty. Open to juniors and seniors who have demonstrated competence in broadcasting, communication, rhetoric, public address, or the speech-language-hearing sciences. Prerequisites: ENG 180 and 280; consent of instructor and department chairperson.

453 (Formerly BC 400) Senior Honors Thesis Research. (3) Bibliographic and other preliminary work in preparation for a senior honors thesis (see BC&J 454). Students will produce a final, graded project for this course. This course may not be taken concurrently with BC&J 454. Prerequisites: ENG 180 and 280; students must be in good standing in the Centennial Honors College and must be second-semester juniors or first-semester seniors major in Broadcasting.

454 (Formerly BC 401) Honors Thesis. (3) Students will write a senior honors thesis. This course may not be taken concurrently with BC&J 453. Prerequisites: BC&J 453; ENG 180 and 280; students must be in good standing in the Centennial Honors College and must be seniors major in Broadcasting.

455 (Formerly BC 429) Broadcast Internship. (3) Senior practicum at a selected professional broadcast production center for a semester. In addition to a prescribed work schedule, the intern must submit regular station activity reports. Prerequisites: BC 315 or BC&J 312 or BC&J 320; ENG 180 and 280; permission of internship coordinator; 2.50 GPA. Graded S/U only.

456 (Formerly JOUR 436) International Public Relations. (3) (Global Issues) Comparative study of the nature, scope, and practice of international public relations for businesses, trade associations, nonprofit organizations, and educational and governmental institutions. Global and intercultural aspects of public relations will be emphasized. Open to non-majors. Prerequisite: BC&J 340 or consent of instructor.

JOURNALISM (JOUR)

100 News/Media Literacy. (3) Survey of the news and examination of ways that content and form affect people’s judgments, beliefs, and attitudes about news and entertainment and views of public policies, violence, consumerism, sex, class, gender, race, age, appearance, sexual orientation, and culture. Open to all students.

121 Introduction to Mass Communications. (3) How the mass media are organized and how they function in modern society; their technological basis, economic and political foundations, and social implications. Open to all students. IAI: MC 911.

231 Reporting for the Mass Media I. (3) Laboratory in news gathering, news writing, and news judgment. IAI: MC 919.

232 Reporting for Mass Media II. (3) Practice in news writing and reporting with emphasis on accuracy, gracefulness, and succinctness. Practice in leadselection and news judgment. Prerequisites: JOUR 231 or consent of instructor.

305 Reviewing and Criticism. (3) Practice in reviewing books, plays, films, concerts, radio-television programs, and exhibits. Prerequisites: JOUR 121, 231, and 232, or consent of instructor.

306 Editorials. (3) Practice in writing editorials and columns with an emphasis on calling for action, taking a position, analyzing events, and supporting assertions with research. Prerequisites: JOUR 121, 231, and 232, or consent of instructor.

328 Editing. (3) Functions, responsibilities, and techniques of news editing; evaluation and processing of news; practice in copy editing, headline writing, picture editing, and page makeup and rewrite. Prerequisites: JOUR 121, 231, and 232, or consent of instructor.

332 Sports Writing. (3) Development of reporting skills needed to cover traditional and new sports; development of critical thinking to clarify rules, regulations, and problems in sports. Prerequisites: JOUR 121, 231, and 232; or consent of instructor.

333 Specialized Press. (3) Makeup, illustration, copy preparation, advertising, and editorial policies of newsletters and other organizational publications. Prerequisites: JOUR 121, 231, and 232, or consent of instructor.

334 Public Affairs and Beat Reporting. (3) Practice in reporting various news beats, including government, business, environment, religion, education, health, seniors, transportation, agriculture, and science/technology. Prerequisites: JOUR 121, 231, and 232, or consent of instructor.

400 Topics in Journalism. (3, repeatable for different topics) Discussion, research, and creation of content about special topics related to gathering, packaging, and presenting nonfiction material to an audience in various media, and how audiences receive and respond to the communication. Prerequisites: JOUR 121, 231, 232.

414 Ethics in Journalism. (3) Explore ethical problems of media industries (including news, public relations, and advertising) and methods of resolution, including study of moral theories and application of case study techniques. Prerequisite: JOUR 121 or consent of instructor.

415 Mass Communications Research Methods. (3) Introduction to questionnaire construction, sampling, research design, and statistical methods used in mass communications research including those in advertising and public relations. Open to non-majors. Prerequisite: junior or senior standing.

417 Law of Mass Communications. (3) Study of legal rights of and constraints on mass media; prior restraint, publicity control, source protection, libel, privacy invasion, and other relevant legal issues. Open to nonmajors. Prerequisite: junior or senior standing.

425 Directed Study. (1–6, repeatable to 6) Opportunity for promising students of Journalism to pursue Journalism and mass communications material in depth. By arrangement. See department chair or Journalism coordinator. Prerequisite: junior or senior standing.

428 The Press and Popular Culture. (3) Study of how the press and journalism have been viewed in popular culture, and of how changes in social climate and in journalists’ activities over the past century have affected these views. Open to non-majors. Prerequisite: junior or senior standing.

440 Digital Media Skills for Journalists and Public Relations Practitioners. (3) The course will enhance digital media skills such as social media tools, multiplatform storytelling, and data visualization so students know how to generate and deliver news stories to web-based audiences. Prerequisite: JOUR 232 or consent of instructor.

Contact

Department of Broadcasting and Journalism

Chairperson: Dr. William Hoon
Office: Sallee Hall 306
Telephone: (309) 298-2888
E-mail: WG-Hoon@wiu.edu
Website: wiu.edu/bcj

Department of Broadcasting and Journalism Faculty & Staff

College of Fine Arts and Communication (COFAC)

Dean: William (Billy) Clow
Associate Dean: Sharon Evans
Office: Browne Hall 115
Telephone: (309) 298-1618
Fax: (309) 298-2695
E-mail: COFAC@wiu.edu
Website: wiu.edu/cofac

Broadcasting students outside Sallee Hall