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MCOM 345. Visual Storytelling in Journalism

Department: Mass Communications
Description: Principles and techniques of visual storytelling and photojournalism with hands-on practice.
Prerequisites: MCOM 200 and MCOM 203 and MCOM 340, or permission of the instructor
Semester Offered: DEMAND
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Create news long- and short-form pieces using visual and text-based storytelling elements for online and print campus outlets.
2. Use applicable software applications for video, photo, print, and online design.
3. Distinguish among different kinds of visual journalism stories and the tools used for their creation.
4. Capture images, audio, and sound, and edit them to create compelling journalism stories.
5. Identify the characteristics and components of a good visual news story.
6. Defend ethical decisions made during the newsgathering and presentation process.

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