College of Journalism & Mass Communications Pop-up Classes

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Pop-up classes are short, one-credit hour courses designed to allow students to dive into emerging industry trends and gain skills to prepare them for future careers.

Pop-up classes are pass/no pass and open to all UNL students. Register in MyRed.

Spring 2019

BRDC 191.950 | 1 credit hourAudio Podcasting 101March 29, 1-6 p.m., April 5, 1-6 p.m. & April 26, 1-6 p.m.

Introduction to and exploration of audio podcasting. Topics include content/idea creation, hardware and software, writing techniques, vocal performance, hosting platforms, promotion of a podcast and how to make money from one.

Faculty lead: Rick Alloway

JOMC 191.951 | 1 credit hourSports Mobile JournalismApril 6, 10-2 p.m., April 13, 9-5 p.m. & April 14, 10-4 p.m.

A hands-on session to strengthen your storytelling skills using only your phone with the help of additional instruction and development from sports journalism faculty. Participate in this unique course as a photographer, videographer, journalist or other communicator and have the opportunity to develop a story about the experience covering the Spring Game pre-game show at the Pavilion. Test and hone-in on the basics of mobile journalism through a variety of topics like intent, technicalities, angles and lighting.

Faculty lead: Jenn Sheppard

JOMC 291.952 | 1 credit hourSpring Game Play-by-PlayApril 6, 10-2 p.m., April 13, 9-5 p.m. & April 14, 10-4 p.m.

This course will introduce students to the art and craft of doing radio sports play-by-play, and broadcast the Spring Game. Students will learn the basics of doing the preparation for broadcasts, call the game on the radio (or stream), and get feedback of their work. We will meet for a Saturday the week before the game, meet all day during the game and meet the day after the game.

Faculty lead: John Shrader

Fall 2019

JOUR 491/891.952 | 1 credit hourInvestigative Reporting ToolkitSept. 6, 4:30-8 p.m., Sept. 7, noon-5 p.m., Sept. 8, noon-5 p.m.

This class will get students started with investigative reporting, beginning with bedrock concepts including 'outside -in' and 'documents frame of mind'. Advance through methods of uncovering information about individuals, businesses and government entities of interest. Students will also write a practice government open records request.

Faculty lead: Olga Pierce

JOMC 391/891.955 | 1 credit hourIlluminating and Illustrating with MapsNov. 2, 3, 10 & 11; 1-5 p.m. all days

One of the most desireable skills on the job market for data and multimedia journalists is the ability to make maps. The class will begin with mapping basics and then introduce tools to find and show geographical patterns. Students will leave the course with templates they can reuse to make publishable static and interactive maps that are mobile and social friendly.This class is for beginners and more advanced students. Those comfortable with coding will have the opportunity to participate in an optional extra session on mapping with R.

Faculty lead: Olga Pierce

ADPR 191.951 | 1 credit hourBecome an After Effects NinjaSept., 1, 8 & 15; 10 - 3 p.m. all days

Learn the essentials of After Effects to add this awesome program to your arsenal of skills. Learn to keyframe, layer, and animate your way to the top of the resume pile.

Faculty lead: Colby Dolan, motion designer, Barkley

JOMC 391.956 | 1 credit hourTelevision Writing WorkshopOct. 11, 1-6 p.m., Oct. 12, 10-3 p.m. and Oct. 13, 10-3 p.m.

It is said to be the new golden age of television. With every channel, digital platform, and app producing original content the breadth of storytelling has been cracked wide open. This course is for the novice screenwriter who would like to learn the basics of the craft of television writing. As an industry professional, working in TV and film for over a decade, I hope to answer questions, give insight, and demystify the process.

Faculty lead: Michael Svobada, Hollywood television writer

JOMC 391.956 | 1 credit hourTelevision Writing WorkshopOct. 11, 1-6 p.m., Oct. 12, 10-3 p.m. and Oct. 13, 10-3 p.m.

It is said to be the new golden age of television. With every channel, digital platform, and app producing original content the breadth of storytelling has been cracked wide open. This course is for the novice screenwriter who would like to learn the basics of the craft of television writing. As an industry professional, working in TV and film for over a decade, I hope to answer questions, give insight, and demystify the process.

Faculty lead: Michael Svobada, Hollywood television writer
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