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Multimedia Journalism

Major
3 years - Full Time study
92 credits

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Minor
Along with any BA at LAU
18 credits

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The Multimedia Journalism program offers a Bachelor of Arts and a Minor in Multimedia Journalism. The program also offers a joint Minor with the English Department in Creative and Journalistic Writing. Our B.A. prepares students for careers in print, broadcast, and multimedia news, offers courses at the forefront of the field, such as investigative and data journalism, and provides cutting edge facilities in a vibrant teaching environment. The program also equips students for graduate studies. The Minor in Multimedia Journalism offers students from any major the opportunity to learn basic journalism skills and theories in as few as two semesters. As a flexible program, the Minor may be completed while current students are pursing any B.A. at LAU or after graduation in the case of LAU alumni and graduates from other universities. The Minor in Creative and Journalistic Writing introduces students to writing fiction, non-fiction, and news and to the basics of storytelling and creative forms of writing in multimedia environments. It offers them the opportunity to explore and build skills in various creative writing genres of their choice.

BA in Multimedia Journalism

The BA in Multimedia Journalism requires 122 credits (including 30 freshman credits), distributed accordingly:


Departmental Core Courses (31 credits)
JSC 220 News Writing & Reporting
JSC 226 Multimedia Journalism Basics
JSC 228 Arabic News Writing and Reporting
JSC 236 Advanced News Writing and Reporting
Or JSC 328 Advanced Arabic News Writing and Reporting
JSC 312 Media & Society
JSC 314 Data and Society
JSC 330 Arab and International Media
JSC 451 Media Research Methods
JSC 419 Media Law and Ethics
JSC 498 Internship
JSC 499 Capstone Project
Departmental Professional Electives (9 credits)
JSC 222 Digital Media Design
JSC 232 Photojournalism
JSC 236 Advanced News Writing and Reporting
JSC 328 Advanced Arabic News Writing and Reporting
JSC 332 Broadcast Journalism
JSC 431 Investigative Journalism
JSC 432 Multimedia Feature
JSC 434 Data Journalism
JSC 436 Journalism Workshop
Departmental General Electives (15 credits)
JSC 224 Social Media
JSC 480 Global Media Literacy
JSC 481 Global Change, Cooperation & News
JSC 488 Topics in Media Studies
COM 213 Public Relations
COM 223 Persuasive Communication
COM 305 Crisis Communication & Conflict Management
COM 312 Communication and Gender
COM 316 Political Communication
COM 488 Topics in Communication
TVF 421 Documentary Film
TVF 488 Topics in Television and Film

Liberal Arts Curriculum (LAC) courses:

Students entered prior to Fall 2018
LAC (34 credits): see details
Free electives (3 credits)
Students entered Fall 2018 or later
LAC (30 credits): see details
CSC201 Computer Applications (1 credit)
Free electives (6 credits)

Three-Year Study Plan

Please see the suggested three-year study plan, according to when you entered the program, the level of English in which you entered, and the campus where you started.
Each semester, you should check your CAPP degree evaluation and meet with your advisor to ensure timely graduation.

MA in Multimedia Journalism

Starting Fall 2019, the Department of Communication Arts will offer an MA in Multimedia Journalism. Applications are now open.
For more details: comm.lau.edu.lb/ma

Minor in Multimedia Journalism

The Minor in Multimedia Journalism requires 18 credits, distributed accordingly:

Core Courses(9 credits)
JSC 220 News Writing & Reporting
JSC 226 Multimedia Journalism Basics
JSC 312 Media & Society
Departmental Electives (9 credits)
JSC 222 Digital Media Design
JSC 224 Social Media
JSC 228 Arabic News Writing and Reporting
JSC 232 Photojournalism
JSC 314 Data and Society
JSC 330 Arab and International Media
JSC 332 Broadcast Journalism
JSC 419 Media Law and Ethics
JSC 480 Global Media Literacy
JSC 481 Global Change, Cooperation & News
JSC 488 Topics in Media Studies

Minor in Creative and Journalistic Writing

The Minor in Creative and Journalistic Writing requires 18 credits, distributed accordingly:

Required (6 credits)
JSC 220 News Writing & Reporting
ENG 366 Creative Writing
Electives (12 credits)
JSC 226 Multimedia Journalism Basics
JSC 228 Arabic News Writing and Reporting
JSC 236 Advanced News Writing and Reporting
JSC 328 Advanced Arabic News Writing and Reporting
JSC 432 Multimedia Feature
JSC 431 Investigative Journalism
TVF 316 Script Writing
COM 430 Writing for Advertising and PR
ENG 301 Food and Travel Writing
ENG 304 Arts and Fashion Writing
ENG305 Music and Performing Arts Criticism
ENG 331 Poetry Writing
ENG 333 Fiction Writing
ENG 335 Playwriting
ENG 362 Multimedia Storytelling
ENG 411 Speech Writing
PFA 322 Dance History and Criticism

Faculty

Jad Melki

Associate Professor & Chairperson, Media Studies & Multimedia Journalism

Claudia Kozman

Assistant Professor, Multimedia Journalism

Gretchen King

Assistant Professor, Communication and Multimedia Journalism

Monika Halkort

Assistant Professor, Digital Media and Social Communication

Sleiman El Hajj

Assistant Professor, Creative and Journalistic Writing

Mohanad Hage Ali

Lecturer, Multimedia Journalism (PT)

Alia Ibrahim

Instructor, Journalism (PT)

Fadi BouKaram

Instructor, Photojournalism (PT)

Jihad EL Mallah

Instructor, Multimedia Journalism (PT)

Rina Abdine

Instructor, Media Design (PT)

Facilities & Equipment

SFA Lab 1102

Located in the first floor of the Safadi Fine Arts building, the SFA Lab 1102 caters to the audio and video post-production needs of TV/Film students. It is used both during class and outside class hours. Renovated in 2016, the facility includes 21 PCs with the latest audio/video editing software, such as Adobe cc 2017, Avid Media Composer, and Black Magic Da Vinci. Contact: Farid Boustani, fbustani@lau.edu.lb


Multimedia Lab

In Fall 2017, the journalism program will inaugurate a state-of-the-art multimedia lab in Byblos Campus. Equipped with 25 iMacs and the latest digital production software, the lab will be used for multimedia and interactive news production and teaching, as well as data-driven journalism. Contact: Sami Fayad, sfayad@lau.edu.lb

 


Journalism Lab

The Journalism lab is located in Nicol Hall third floor. Journalism students sharpen their journalistic skills across print, broadcast and multimedia platforms. Renovated in 2010, the facility is used for classes and for free practice outside class hours. The lab includes 26 Imacs with the latest research, design and editing software and a laser color printers. Contact: Annie Tabakian, annie.tabakian@lau.edu.lb


About the Multimedia Journalism Program

Mission Statement
The Bachelor of Arts degree in Multimedia Journalism offers a broad-based liberal arts curriculum that balances theory, research, professional practice and critical inquiry, and prepares students to become innovative, professional, and ethical communicators ready to thrive in a rapidly evolving journalism field and industry. It offers a regional and global scope, focusing on Arab media and society, and instilling principles of freedom of the press, objective and responsible journalism, global citizenship, and civic engagement. The degree enables students to be life-long learners, scholars, and critical thinkers who possess innovative and resilient capacities to adapt, succeed, and lead in an ever-changing and diverse global environment.

Program Objectives
Graduates shall be able to:
PO1: Demonstrate conceptual and practical knowledge for careers in journalism and media production across various specializations (print, broadcast, online, and other emerging fields) .
PO2: Exhibit an appreciation of the theoretical aspects of journalism and media studies, and an understanding of the cultural, economic, and political contexts that affect news media production processes in the Arab region and globally.
PO3: Exhibit technical and skill-based competences with a wide range of convergent communication technologies in order to thrive in a technology-driven and rapidly evolving news media environment.
PO4: Demonstrate the required research, critical, and analytical competencies that enable them to pursue scholarly work and graduate studies.
PO5: Create professional, ethical, and civically engaged news and media content to communicate with diverse audiences in an increasingly multicultural and global environment.

Learning Outcomes
Students will be able to:
SLO1: Demonstrate knowledge of the functions and roles of various news production environments.
SLO2: Apply critically major theories to various genres of journalism and media studies.
SLO3: Comprehend the historical, political, economical, and technological developments of the news industry globally and in the Arab region.
SLO4: Adapt to trends and technological developments in the field.
SLO5: Demonstrate competence in cross-platform media research, production, and information management.
SLO6: Conduct research using quantitative and qualitative methods of scientific inquiry.
SLO7: Produce objective, accurate, balanced, and engaging news content that reflects a variety of voices.
SLO8: Apply journalistic principles and legal and ethical standards across various news media platforms.

Student Projects

The Wait
Dana Ghanem
Multimedia Journalism

Good Vibrations
Haya Ramadan
Multimedia Journalism

Lebanese Coffee
Amy Melki
Multimedia Journalism