Journalism & Communication for Online Media, B.S., Major #2017

Journalism and Communication for Online Media  is a ThinkPad  University curriculum in which the use of Laptop computers is integrated into courses.

SUNY Morrisville has a long history of excellence in journalism education. The field of public communication comprises journalism, marketing, advertising, corporate and public relations, publishing, broadcasting, photography,  and related disciplines. Online communication relies heavily on a strong background in writing—for print and broadcast—adapted to meet the demands of today’s communication technologies. It requires knowledge of elements of broadcasting and photojournalism, including audio and video editing.

This program endows students with a strong background in journalism, including advanced writing and reporting techniques. At the same time, it prepares them to work in digital video, audio, and still-photography production. It provides specialized technical instruction in the application of mass communication and journalism concepts to the World Wide Web. Graduates will be prepared to enter either Web or print communication and journalism. They will be well-prepared to provide content for print or online publications and to design and produce those publications. 

Graduates of this program  are  fully  prepared  to  work both in the world of journalism and beyond. News agencies—especially newspapers—have a continuing need for Web content providers who can write news content. Marketing and advertising firms also rely on writers who can create Web sites and update them on a regular basis while supplying the content as well. Large corporations maintain sophisticated intranet sites as part of their internal communications programs, relying increasingly on content providers who can transfer their writing to the Web quickly and maintain daily and weekly updates. Students may work in any of these areas or for magazines, television and other media.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Be familiar with, and prepared to work in, fields related to journalism and public communication in Web-based media

  • Be able to gather information from diverse sources and summarize that information in straight-news or feature-news formats, or in formats related to public relations or marketing, in Web-based media

  • Be able to read, write, understand, analyze, and discuss complex issues and topics and to contribute to small- and large-group activities and initiatives in a diverse workplace

  • Understand the relationship between print and online journalism and broadcasting, desktop publishing, and photojournalism

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the laws and ethics pertaining to various public communication professions

 Curriculum Requirements - 122 Credits

course

credits

JOUR 111 - News Writing and Editing

3

JOUR 112 - Advanced News Writing and Reporting

3

JOUR 121 - Principles Press Photography

3

JOUR 185 - Production Laboratory I

1

JOUR 186 - Production Laboratory II

1

JOUR 214 - Specialized Writing

3

JOUR 220 - Mass Media and Society

3

JOUR 285 - Production Laboratory III

1

JOUR 286 - Production Laboratory IV

1

JOUR 315 - Online Writing and Production

3

JOUR 401 - Legal & Ethical Issues of Mass Communication

3

JOUR 409 - Pre-Internship Seminar

1

JOUR 410 - Internship in JCOM

12

JOUR 411 - Capstone Course in JCOM

3

CITA 101 - Principles of Computer Apps

3

CITA 260 - Photography & Digital Imaging

3

PHIL 311 - Professional Ethics

3

COMP 310 - Advanced Technical Comm

3

COMM 300 - Visual Communication

3

JOUR 270 - Desktop Publishing

OR

JOUR 272 - Public Relations

3

JOUR 272 - Public Relations

3

6 Credits from the three courses below:

6

PSYC 304 - Industrial/Organizational Psychology

3

PSYC 384 - Group Behavior

3

PSYC 386 - Social Psychology

3

COMP 101 Composition and Research

3

COMP 102 Writing About Literature

3

SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology

3

PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology

3

MATH Elective SUNY GER Math

3

Additional SUNY General Education

9

Upper Level Electives (300-499) 

9

Additional Liberal Arts & Sciences

24

Suggested Course Sequence

Course

Credits

Year 1/Fall - 16 Credits

COMP 101 - Composition and Research

3

JOUR 111 - News Writing and Editing

3

JOUR 185 - Production Laboratory I

1

SOCI 101 - Introduction to Sociology

3

MATH 102 - Intermediate Algebra with Trig

3

PSYC 101 - Introduction to Psychology

3

Year 1/Spring - 16 Credits

COMP 102 - Writing About Literature

3

JOUR 112 - Advanced News Writing and Reporting

3

JOUR 186 - Production Laboratory II

1

CITA 101 - Principles of Computer Applications

3

PSYC 304 - Industrial/Organizational Psychology

3

ART 110 - Introduction to Visual Arts

3

Year 2/Fall - 16 Credits

CITA 260 - Photography and Digital Imaging

3

JOUR 214 - Specialized Writing

3

JOUR 285 - Production Laboratory III

1

COMM 300 - Visual Communication

3

COMP 310 - Advanced Technical Communication

3

SUNY General Education as Advised

3

Year 2/Spring - 16 Credits

HIST 151, 152 - History as Advised

3

JOUR 121 - Principles of Press Photography

3

JOUR 220 - Mass Media and Society

3

JOUR 286 - Production Laboratory IV

1

 SUNY General Education Foreign Language as Advised

3

 General Education as Advised

3

Year 3/Fall - 15 Credits

HIST 161, 162

History as Advised

3

JOUR 315

Online Writing and Production

3

JOUR 270 - Desktop Publishing

OR

JOUR 272 - Public Relations

3

Liberal Arts  Electives as Advised

6

Year 3/Spring - 16 Credits

JOUR 401 - Legal & Ethical Issues of Mass Communication

3

JOUR 409 - Pre-Internship Seminar

1

JOUR 411 - Capstone Course in JCOMM

3

 General Education as Advised

3

 Liberal Art Electives as Advised

6

Year 4/Fall - 15 Credits

PHIL 311 - Professional Ethics

3

PSYC 384 - Group Behavior

OR

PSYC 386 - Social Psychology

3

 Upper Division Liberal Arts Electives

9

Year 4/Spring- 12 Credits

JOUR 410 - Internship in JCOMM

12