JOUR 3520
Journalism Research Methods (3,0,0)
Credits: 3
Campus
AR
JOUR
The basic principles and techniques of research from a journalistic perspective is explored as students are shown how to design and execute a focused research plan for their articles. A broad range of topics are discussed, including how to access public information and historical and legal records, and how to make sense of the gathered information using both traditional ('shoe-leather') methods and more advanced techniques, such as computer-assisted reporting.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Journalism program, or the Bachelor of Arts, Major in Communication, or permission of the Chair