JOUR98
Senior Assessment

Prerequisites: Senior standing; JOUR major; candidate for degree.

Description: Appropriate career-related announcements, activities, and responsibilities.

Course details
Credit Hours:0
Max credits per semester:
Max credits per degree:
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:0

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JOUR102
The Art of Writing

Prerequisites: Major in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications or major in other colleges whose programs require JOUR 102; passing grade on the "Writing/Usage" proficiency exam.

Description: Basic principles of creating and evaluating clear, engaging expository, descriptive, narrative and persuasive writing for defined audiences and the contribution that tight focus, effective transitions, proper grammar, spelling, usage and punctuation make to effective writing.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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JOUR189H
University Honors Seminar

Prerequisites: Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation.

One University Honors Seminar 189H is required of all students in the University Honors Program. JOUR 189H is open to University Honors Program students with any major and will count toward the degree in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications.

Description: Topic varies.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

JOUR191
Special topics

Description: Topics vary each term. Maximum of 12 credit hours of special topics at all levels (191, 291, 391, 491). JOUR 191 may be repeated up to three times so long as the topics are different.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-4

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JOUR201
Editing I

Prerequisites: JOMC 101

Work in JOUR 201 will appear on the student news World Wide Web (WWW) site.

Description: Evaluating stories for grammar, punctuation, accuracy. and fairness. Learning and applying AP style. Writing headlines and captions.

This course is a prerequisite for: JOUR 302; JOUR 303; JOUR 348

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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JOUR202
Reporting I

Prerequisites: JOMC 101

Work in JOUR 202 will appear on the student news World Wide Web (WWW) site. JOUR 202 is 'Letter grade only'.

Description: Basic reporting and writing for all news media. Interviewing and gathering information from appropriate sources.

This course is a prerequisite for: BRDC 370; BRDC 371; JOUR 302; JOUR 303; JOUR 304; JOUR 307; JOUR 408

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 1 Writing

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 1 Writing

JOUR204
Information Gathering

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing and JOUR 102.

Description: Introduction to techniques for gathering information for use in preparing news and advertising for public media.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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JOUR291
Special Topics

12 hours max special topics hours at all levels (100, 200, 300, 400) per degree. JOUR 291 may be repeated up to three times so long as the topics are different.

Description: Topics vary each term.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-4

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JOUR302
Reporting II

Prerequisites: JOMC 130-134 or JOMC 160, JOUR 201 and 202.

Work in JOUR 302 will appear on the student news World Wide Web (WWW) site.

Description: Advanced reporting and writing. Skills and techniques necessary to develop more complex stories for all platforms.

This course is a prerequisite for: JOUR 324; JOUR 326; JOUR 450

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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JOUR303
Editing II

Prerequisites: JOUR 201 and 202

Work in JOUR 303 will appear on the student news World Wide Web (WWW) site. JOUR 303 is 'Letter grade only'.

Description: Refining of editing of news and feature stories for print and on-line media. Issues of ethics and news-editing.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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JOUR304
Multimedia Journalism

Prerequisites: JOMC 130-134 or JOMC 160; JOUR 202.

Description: Explores a variety of digital reporting and storytelling options used to produce journalistic content online.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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JOUR305
Magazine Reporting and Writing

Prerequisites: JOUR 302.

Work in JOUR 305 will appear on student news World Wide Web (WWW) site. JOUR 305 is 'Letter grade only'.

Description: Intensive practice in writing magazine articles for the general and specialized markets. Writing techniques and research.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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JOUR307
Data Journalism

Prerequisites: JOUR 202

Description: News reporting using data and analysis. Techniques for analysis and skills for writing complex stories.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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JOUR324
Feature Reporting

Prerequisites: JOUR 302

Description: Feature writing with the objective of improving the ability to produce nonfiction news stories.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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JOUR326
Sports Reporting

Prerequisites: JOUR 302

Description: The importance of good sports reporting through clear writing and its importance to readers; the principles of different types of sports stories; how to think critically about sports media; and how the fundamentals of good reporting and writing apply to sports.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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JOUR348
The Real World I

Prerequisites: JOUR 202

Pass/No Pass only

Description: An inside look at the news reporting business by hearing each week from working journalists at the Omaha World-Herald.

This course is a prerequisite for: JOUR 448

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

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JOUR386
Magazine Editing and Design

Prerequisites: JOUR 302 and 303.

Work in JOUR 386 will appear on the student news World Wide Web (WWW) site. JOUR 386 is 'Letter grade only'.

Description: Theories and principles of editing and designing magazines. Decisions regarding the format and breakdown of the magazine, editing and designing stories, choosing photographs, writing captions and headlines.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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JOUR391
Special topics

Description: Topics vary each term. 12 hours max special topics hours at all levels (100, 200, 300, 400) per degree. May be repeated up to three times so long as the topics are different.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-4

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JOUR401
Depth ReportingCrosslisted with JOUR 801

Prerequisites: JOUR 302

Work in JOUR 401/801 will appear on the student news World Wide Web (WWW) site. Jour 401/801 is 'Letter grade only'.

Description: Long-form writing, interviewing, computer-generated research, refined writing and teamwork in the creation of a single-subject project.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:SDO
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

JOUR404
Digital Photojournalism/Multimedia ICrosslisted with JOUR 804

Prerequisites: JOMC 101 and JOMC 130-134

Student work in JOUR 404/804 will appear on student news World Wide Web (WWW) site.

Description: News, feature, sports and picture-story journalism.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:SDO

Credit Hours:3

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JOUR406
Digital Photojournalism/Multimedia IICrosslisted with JOUR 806

Prerequisites: JOUR 404/804

Description: Building visual skills to recognize action, reaction and/or emotion, and incorporating them into the shootings and pictures.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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JOUR407
Data VisualizationCrosslisted with JOUR 807

Prerequisites: JOUR 202 or by permission

Description: Storytelling with visuals generated from data. Theory and practice of visualization and analysis basics.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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JOUR408
News Applications

Prerequisites: JOUR 202 or by permission

Description: Web development for data-driven storytelling on the Internet. Programming for news media.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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JOUR410
Page DesignCrosslisted with JOUR 810

Prerequisites: JOMC 130-134 and JOUR 201

Description: Designing elements of news presentation, including newspapers, magazines, and web sites.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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JOUR414
Government Controls of InformationCrosslisted with JOUR 814

Description: Laws, regulations, and practices by which federal, state, and local government enhance or retard access to information about the executive, legislative, and judicial branches.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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JOUR446
Nebraska MosaicCrosslisted with JOUR 846

Prerequisites: JOUR 202, JOUR 302 and JOUR 304 or BRDC 371 or BRDC 369 and BRDC 370 and JOUR 304.

Description: Create and present news and information of particular interest to Lincoln's growing refugee communities. The stories students report will be presented on the Nebraska Mosaic website (www.nemosaic.org), and they may also be re-purposed as part of printed newsletters or video projects distributed on DVD.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

JOUR448
The Real World II

Prerequisites: JOUR 348 and permission code

JOUR 448 is for four students from a previous Real World I class who are chosen to participate in a fellowships at the Omaha World-Herald newspaper.

Description: Fellowship at the Omaha World-Herald newspaper.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:3

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JOUR450
News-Net-Nebraska

Prerequisites: JOMC 130-134, and JOUR 302 or BRDC 371

Description: Producing a multimedia news product.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

JOUR467
School PublicationsCrosslisted with JOUR 867

Description: Problems and procedures involved in producing school newspapers, yearbooks, literary magazines, and radio and/or video projects. JOUR 467/867 is open only to students seeking a grade 7 to 12 journalism teaching endorsement.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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JOUR490
Global Multimedia Photojournalism ProjectCrosslisted with JOUR 890

Prerequisites: JOUR 404

Description: Research and then visit a selected country and produce a multimedia story dealing with an emerging country in which there is need. Spend eight weeks conducting story research on campus then travel to the country either during winter break or in May. Spend three weeks in the country while working on the story then finish writing and editing after returning to Nebraska.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-3

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JOUR491
Special TopicsCrosslisted with JOUR 891

Description: Topics vary each term. 12 hours max special topics hours at all levels (100, 200, 300, 400) per degree

Course details
Credit Hours:1-4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-4

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JOUR495
Journalism Internship

Prerequisites: Permission code

Description: Journalism-related internships, paid or unpaid, will provide students with an opportunity to enhance their professional skills while contributing meaningful work and expanding their career networks.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-3

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JOUR496
Independent Study in Journalism
Course details
Credit Hours:1-24
Max credits per semester:24
Max credits per degree:24
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-24

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JOUR497
Nebraska News ServiceCrosslisted with JOUR 897

Prerequisites: Complete all required 100-level courses and JOUR 201, JOUR 202 and JOUR 302

Contact instructor for application.

Description: The Nebraska News Service functions as a statehouse news bureau for client news organizations throughout the state, generating original spot news and enterprise stories as well as responding to specific story requests from news service clients.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

JOUR499H
Honors Course

Prerequisites: Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation; candidate for degree with distinction or high distinction or highest distinction in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-4

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