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2009-2010 Academic Catalog 
    
2009-2010 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Television and Digital Journalism (M.A.)


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Master’s Degree in Television & Digital Journalism

Offered through the Kamal Adham Center for Journalism Training and Research

The Master’s degree in Television & Digital Journalism is intended to provide comprehensive knowledge of the theories and practice of television journalism and new media. Students receive intensive hands-on exposure to the skills needed to produce both field reports and in-studio programs. This includes both editorial and technical skills, such as script-writing, use of camera, editing and studio operations, as well as seminars on issues of ethics and responsibility. The program also gives students the opportunity to adapt their reporting for the online environment and provides specialty skills for covering Civil Society and related topics.

Admission


In addition to other JMC departmental requirements for admission to graduate study, all students applying to the program will be required to take a writing test to assess English and Arabic language abilities. Applicants who have not taken JRMC 201 and JMC 202, or their equivalent at other institutions must take those courses as prerequisites and obtain a grade of B or better prior to beginning graduate courses unless applicant has demonstrated professional news writing experience as determined by the sequence director.

TV & Digital Journalism Master’s Courses


A minimum of 11 courses totaling 33 credit hours is required for the degree. All students must take the following:

All students must also take one (1) of the following:


All students must also select one (1) three-credit elective as follows:


400 or 500-level seminar in Middle East Studies, Political Science, Sociology-Anthropology, Business or Economics
Or,
In certain circumstances with approval from their advisor, that elective may be substituted with:

Internship


A six-week summer internship in a broadcast news organization is a required element of the TV & Digital Master’s. Students will be offered the opportunity for placement in either foreign TV news bureaus/Arab satellite channels or internet news organizations based in Egypt or at the headquarters and bureaus of Arab and Western television/internet news organizations. A third option will be enrolment in summer broadcast or online journalism intensives offered at select overseas universities (with approval of sequence director).

Thesis and Comprehensive Exams


The Master’s degree in Television and Digital Journalism is a professional degree. In lieu of comprehensive exams and a thesis, students are required to complete a capstone project. Those students who desire a thesis degree in preparation for eventual PhD study must, in addition to the requirement above, take JMC 500, 502, 504 and 550, sit for comprehensives and enroll for a thesis. In some cases, with approval, they may be allowed to take some of those courses while they are completing the core requirements.

Graduate Diploma in Television Journalism


No new students will be accepted into the one-year graduate diploma. Students currently enrolled in the diploma who wish to transfer their credits into the new Master’s program may do so in consultation with the sequence director. Current students who wish to complete the diploma will be allowed to do so but must consult with the director to select appropriate courses from the new curriculum.

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