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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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. 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

Maximum of 12 credit hours of special topics at all levels (191, 291, 391, 491). 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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JOUR200A
Fundamentals of Editing and Reporting I

Prerequisites: Minimum 2.00 GPA and completion of JOMC 101 with a grade of C or better.

Description: Fundamentals of reporting, writing and editing for news media in print, digital and broadcast platforms.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:3

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JOUR200B
Fundamentals of Editing and Reporting II

Prerequisites: Minimum of 2.00 GPA; completion of JOMC 101 and JOUR 200A with a grade of C or better.

Description: Continuation of JOUR 200A, focusing on more depth in reporting, writing and editing for news media in print, digital and broadcast platforms.

This course is a prerequisite for: ADPR 350; BRDC 372; JOUR 302; JOUR 303; JOUR 346; JOUR 400, BRDC 400

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 1 Writing

JOUR201
Editing I

Prerequisites: JOMC 101

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

JOUR291
Special Topics

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.

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
Beat Reporting

Prerequisites: JOMC 130-134 or JOMC 160, JOUR 201 and 202 or JOUR 200A and 200B.

Work 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 326; JOUR 386; JOUR 400, BRDC 400; JOUR 450

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:3

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JOUR303
Editing for Digital Media

Prerequisites: Completion of JOUR 201 or JOUR 200A and JOUR 200B

Work 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.

This course is a prerequisite for: JOUR 386; JOUR 400, BRDC 400

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

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.

This course is a prerequisite for: JOUR 400, BRDC 400

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.

This course is a prerequisite for: JOUR 400, BRDC 400

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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JOUR346
Nebraska Mosaic

Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in JOUR 200A and JOUR 200B.

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.

This course is a prerequisite for: JOUR 400, BRDC 400

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 will appear on the student news World Wide Web (WWW) site. 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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JOUR400
The News LabCrosslisted with BRDC 400

Prerequisites: JOMC 101, JOMC 130-134; JOUR 200A; JOUR 200B or BRDC 227, 260 and 269; two of the following: BRDC 372, JOUR 302, 303, 304, 306, 307 or 346; and permission code.

Topics vary.

Description: Produce content for publication with depth, exploration, and substance across multiple platforms by applying journalistic skills in a semester-long project.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LAB
Offered:FALL/SPR
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

JOUR401
Depth ReportingCrosslisted with JOUR 801

Prerequisites: JOUR 302

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

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

This course is a prerequisite for: JOUR 406, JOUR 806

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

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

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

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

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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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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JOUR448
The Real World II

Prerequisites: JOUR 348 and permission code

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

Open only to students seeking a 7-12 journalism teaching endorsement.

Description: Problems and procedures involved in producing school newspapers, yearbooks, literary magazines, and radio and/or video projects.

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

12 hours max special topics hours at all levels (100, 200, 300, 400) per degree

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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JOUR495
Journalism Internship

Prerequisites: Permission

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 permission; 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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