Emerging Media Journalism Courses

Emerging Media Journalism Courses

You can pick and choose which emerging media journalism courses will help you most, or take all of them to earn an 18-hour emerging media journalism certificate from Ball State.

You may also want to view our rotation of courses to determine what will fit your life schedule best.

Course  Description Credit Hours Dates Next Offered
NEWS 105 Journalistic Storytelling: Introduction Introduction to journalistic storytelling, including writing, editing and design. Emphasis on practical application of basic skills needed in multimedia newsrooms.
2

Summer 2014: May 12-July 18

NEWS 130 Multimedia: Design Introduction to basic multimedia design principles, visual communication theory and practice, typography, color, layout presentation and design history. Emphasis on relationship between design and storytelling.
1

To be determined

NEWS 131 Multimedia: Stills Introduction to still photography and its relationship to the multimedia storytelling process. Includes acquisition, selection and editing of photographs; composition and lighting; history, ethics and legal principles.
1

To be determined

NEWS 132 Multimedia: Audio Introduction to the role of sound in the multimedia storytelling process. Includes acquisition, selection and editing of sound; proper recording techniques; ethical and legal principles.
1

Spring 2014: March 24-April 28

Second Summer Session 2014: June 16-July 18

NEWS 133 Multimedia: Video Introduction to the role of moving pictures in the multimedia storytelling process. Includes acquisition, selection and editing of video; proper recording techniques and professional standards; ethical and legal principles.
1

Spring 2014: Feb. 10-March 23

First Summer Session 2014: May 12-June 13

NEWS 221 Journalistic Storytelling: Covering Issues The use of video, stills and graphics as elements of journalistic storytelling. Includes shooting and editing video and photos, creating photo galleries and audio slide shows. Prerequisites: NEWS 130, 131, 132, 133. Not open to journalism majors or telecommunications majors or minors.
3 Summer 2014: May 12-July 18
NEWS 233 Multimedia: Reporting Development of multimedia reporting skills with an emphasis on the continuous update format and packaging stories for various platforms. Production of integrated news or feature stories for varied media. Prerequisites: NEWS 130, 131, 132, 133 and 221; or NEWS 105 and 229.
3 Summer 2014: May 12-July 18
CCIM 280 Social Media Exploration of interactive news products and delivery systems with emphasis on usability and emerging technologies. This course is open only to College of Communication, Information, and Media majors and those enrolled in the emerging media certificate program.
3

Fall 2014: Dates to be determined

NEWS 449 Legal and Ethical Issues Examination of ethical and legal issues facing journalists, including libel, privacy, intellectual property and freedom of expression with an emphasis on emerging media journalism. Not open to journalism majors or telecommunications majors or minors.
3 Summer 2014: May 12-July 18

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