"I got a ‘crash course’ in what it means to be a real journalist through Morrisville’s Journalism degree program. I was exposed to the ins and outs of print, radio, and television with real-world, hands-on learning. With the personal attention I received from my professors and fellow students, I graduated with the skills it took to be a success in this business. I was challenged to dig deeper and really look at journalism as an important public service. It’s a responsibility I take seriously. Every day I go to work I rely on something I learned at Morrisville. It’s an experience I’m grateful to have. As I encounter journalists from other schools, I’m proud to let them know I am, and always will be, a Mustang."
Course DescriptionBroadcast Scriptwriting
Adapting written, audio, and video files for the Internet, incorporating style and format changes to accommodate online audiences. Writing assignments for news and marketing content. Examination of the elements of print and broadcast writing styles that contribute to online content. A thorough review of the differences and similarities that mark the era of media convergence in journalism. Prerequisites: JOUR 214 with a C+ or better 3 credits (2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours)