Courses taught at the Greenlee School (ISU) - Fall 2013
JLMC 206 Electronic Media Writing is designed to help students learn, understand, and apply broadcast writing style. This includes scripting formats, production terminology, online news writing, and interviewing skills. Students will focus particularly on the practical aspects of researching, enterprising original stories, and storytelling, using multiple assets (audio, sound slides, natural sound, and web elements). Students are expected to master several skills during this course, including writing on deadline, writing without factual errors, identifying newsworthiness, and writing in an active voice.
JLMC 306 Electronic Media Production is designed to acquaint students with the skills and techniques associated with television studio production -- primarily live news production -- using state-of-the-art equipment. They will also become familiar with techniques of on-air presentation for television as the technical production crew for I-State News, a 30-minute live news broadcast. Positions include director, technical director, camera operator, teleprompter, graphics, and tape operator. The show airs twice weekly. Technique/skill application as well as the development of problem-solving, critical thinking, spontaneous decision-making, and leadership will be stressed throughout the semester.
A little presentation of what JLMC 306 is all about (by former student Brandon Blue):
Other courses taught in the past at the Greenlee School (ISU):
JLMC 476 / 576 World Communication Systems is designed to introduce students to the increasingly important role that international events play in our daily lives. Our response to international events is determined to a considerable degree by how the media (domestic, international, and transnational) shape our view of these events. For that reason, the class examines the various domestic, international, and transnational media in developed and developing societies. It also examines how the media cover key events around the world, as well as the role of the Internet and the global digital divide.
JLMC 598K Political Communication (Media and Elections) provides a graduate-level overview of the study of political communication. It explores how various forms of media cover politics and thus shape civic life, elections, and policy decisions, and what this means for the health of democratic institutions and decision-making. It introduces students to a range of topics, from classic communication theories such as framing, agenda-setting, the third-person effect, uses and gratifications, and indexing to current debates and emerging topics associated with social media. The seminar will consist mostly of group discussion and student presentations. Because this is an election year, we’ll spend additional seminar time discussing media performance and influence during elections.
LAS 103C is a Frontiers of the Discipline seminar offered in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. This course revolves around a faculty member's research and traces the rise to power and popularity of social media like blogs, Facebook, and Twitter in modern political campaigns and elections. This seminar will focus on two aspects of the political communication and social media dance. First, we will explore how political candidates use platforms like Twitter to present themselves to the electorate and get their message across. Then, we will investigate the effects of their strategies on voters’ opinion and attitudes.