About This Course


This is an intermediate reporting and production course in which students gather information using journalism practices, such as in-person interviews, and learn to use various technologies to produce journalism stories for online and other digital platforms. No prior experience with the tools is necessary. Some experience in reporting (e.g., an internship or completion of a reporting course) is required.


Enrollment in a master’s degree program in the College of Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida. Some experience in reporting (e.g., an internship or JOU 3101) is required.

This course is NOT offered via distance education.


Upon successful completion of this course, students will:

Attendance and Attitude

Students are expected to show respect for one another and for the instructor. Attendance and arriving on time for class are necessary. Lateness and absences will result in a lower final grade. If you have been absent, you are responsible for finding out about any missed material by going to the instructor’s office hours. These matters will not be handled via e-mail. There are no excused absences. There is no makeup work.


Late assignments are not accepted. Assignments are not accepted via e-mail unless requested by the instructor. If an illness or a personal emergency prevents you from completing an assignment on time, advance notice and written documentation are required.

Academic Dishonesty

Academic dishonesty of any kind is not tolerated in this course. It will be reported to Student Judicial Affairs, and it will result in a failing grade for the course. The university's Academic Honesty Guidelines provide additional details, which you are expected to understand completely.

Students with Disabilities

Reasonable accommodations will be made for any students with disabilities. If you have a disability, the Dean of Students Office will give you official documentation, which you will give to your instructor. More information is on the Disability Resources page from the Dean of Students Office.