Diversity Courses and Programs
The school offers at least one section of JOU 455: Mass Media and Diversity in the fall and spring semesters. Past topics in this course have included Race, Gender and Class; Broadcast Programming; International Journalism; International Affairs Reporting. In addition, the following courses include specific discussion of diversity topics, particularly issues related to U.S. domestic diversity:
ISC 161, Introduction to Integrated Strategic Communication
ISC 261, Strategic Writing and Planning
ISC 351, ISC Management, The Case Approach
ISC 361, Direct Response Targeting and Media/Database Management
ISC 441, PR Cases
ISC 543, Regulation
JOU 101, Introduction to Journalism
JOU 301, News Reporting
JOU 302, Radio and TV News Reporting
JOU 303, News Editing
JOU 304, Broadcast News Decision Making
JOU 403, TV Newscast Producing
JOU 404, Advanced TV News: JAT News
JOU 531, Media Law and Ethics
MAS 101, Telecommunications I: Mass Communication Systems
MAS 300, Telecommunications Research Methods
MAS 520, Social Effects of the Mass Media
MAS 555, Cyberspace and Communication
The School’s Diversity Committee regularly organizes campus-wide events with a diversity focus.
Laura Ungar of Louisville and Sujoy Dhar of Kolkata, India spoke on diversity in journalism. They presented two public sessions on diversity in the media, including multimedia applications.
Insight Into the Arab World: Panel discussion with Dr. Shahira Fahmy, Ms. Roula Allouch, Dr. Ihsan Bagby and Terry Anderson
Spotlight on Magazine Publishing: America’s Most Diverse Medium Looks at Diversity
Panel discussion with Nanci Davidson, T George Harris, Shaunice Hawkins and Kennethe Vaughn
“I Hear You But I Don’t Understand,” lecture on communicating across cultures by Dr. Gottfried Oosterwal
“Diversifying American Universities in the 21st Century: Economic, Political and Social Dimensions,” lecture by Dr. John H. Jackson,
chief policy officer, NAACP
The 2011 Joe Creason Lecture in Journalism was delivered by Leonard Pitts, Jr. Pitts is the 2004 recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary and author of Becoming Dad: Black Men and the Journey to Fatherhood (Agate Bolden 2006).
Dana Canedy, UK alumna and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist. Spoke to journalism classes and gave a public lecture on her book, A Journal for Jordan
James McBride, author. Spoke to journalism students while on campus to talk about his book, The Color of Water, which was required reading for all UK freshmen.
Jerry Mitchell, investigative reporter, Clarion-Ledger, Jackson, Miss., whose work has helped bring four members of the Ku Klux Klan to justice for crimes committed during the Civil Rights Era
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