Online Courses, Spring 2020

Course registration is open for the Spring 2020 semester.
This course covers the basic principles and practices of contemporary journalism. Students will explore the foundations of journalism, learn key skills involved in reporting and writing, and critically evaluate the role of journalism in democracies. Other topics include the changes in the production, distribution, and consumption of news, journalism ethics, key legal decisions involving the practice of journalism in the U.S. and analyzing and critiquing news content. (Gen. Ed. SB, DU)
Instructor: Razvan Sibii
Introduction to Journalism
Journalism 201
01/21/2020 to 04/29/2020

This course introduces students to the basic requirements of news writing and reporting, including interviewing, covering news events, speeches and press conferences, public records, and more. Students will complete a variety of in-class and outside reporting assignments in a journalistic style.

Prerequisite for matriculated UMass Amherst students: EngWrit 112. If you are not a regular UMass Amherst student and you would like to enroll in Journ 300, please contact the UMass CPE Records & Registration Office (413-545-3653 or regoff@cpe.umass.edu) as soon as possible. 

This is a required course to earn the Certificate of Journalism.

Instructor: Steve Fox
Newswriting and Reporting
Journalism 300
01/21/2020 to 04/29/2020

This course introduces students to the concepts and practices of visual storytelling, including visual ethics, aesthetics, representation, and the currents of the modern visual journalism ecosystem. This is a hands-on class, in which students will learn the basics of visual storytelling by using a DSLR camera and capturing and editing video. (Gen. Ed. AT)

Instructor: Olga Kyle
Introduction to Visual Storytelling
Journalism 333
01/21/2020 to 04/29/2020

Online Courses, Fall 2014

201 Introduction to Journalism (Sibii)

01/21/2020 to 04/29/2020
This course covers the basic principles and practices of contemporary journalism. Students will explore the foundations of journalism, learn key skills involved in reporting and writing, and critically evaluate the role of journalism in democracies. Other topics include the changes in the production, distribution, and consumption of news, journalism ethics, key legal decisions involving the practice of journalism in the U.S. and analyzing and critiquing news content. (Gen. Ed. SB, DU)

300 Newswriting and Reporting (Fox)

01/21/2020 to 04/29/2020

This course introduces students to the basic requirements of news writing and reporting, including interviewing, covering news events, speeches and press conferences, public records, and more. Students will complete a variety of in-class and outside reporting assignments in a journalistic style.

Prerequisite for matriculated UMass Amherst students: EngWrit 112. If you are not a regular UMass Amherst student and you would like to enroll in Journ 300, please contact the UMass CPE Records & Registration Office (413-545-3653 or regoff@cpe.umass.edu) as soon as possible. 

This is a required course to earn the Certificate of Journalism.


333 Introduction to Visual Storytelling (Kyle)

01/21/2020 to 04/29/2020

This course introduces students to the concepts and practices of visual storytelling, including visual ethics, aesthetics, representation, and the currents of the modern visual journalism ecosystem. This is a hands-on class, in which students will learn the basics of visual storytelling by using a DSLR camera and capturing and editing video. (Gen. Ed. AT)