Course Code: JOUR 3503
Academic Year: 2017-2018
In this course, students review the historic development and current content in specialty areas, focusing particularly on daily news content online. Traditional journalism treated the audience as public citizens, providing content about politics and social issues. Media in the latter part of the last century grew explosively in content geared to audiences not as citizens but as private individuals with a range of interests to be served by journalism. Students' main area of work will be to produce daily news and short form content in a minimum of two specialized areas for a news-based website. Areas include sports, entertainment and the arts, life and style, business and technology, health and science and religion and spirituality.