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    Sep 22, 2023  
2011-2012 Graduate Catalog 
    
2011-2012 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism


Main Office
General Academic Building, Room 102

Mailing address:
1155 Union Circle #311460
Denton, TX 76203-5017
940-565-2205

Web site: journalism.unt.edu

Roy Busby, Interim Dean

Nann Goplerud, Interim Chair, News
Sheri Broyles, Interim Chair, Strategic Communications

Faculty 

 

The School of Journalism offers graduate programs leading to the following degrees:

The school collaborates in the offering of a concentration in interactive and virtual digital communication  under the Master of Arts or Master of Science with a major in interdisciplinary studies. The school also offers graduate academic certificates in interactive and virtual digital communication  and in narrative journalism .

Frank W. Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism

Main Office
General Academic Building, Room 207

Mailing address:
1155 Union Circle #311460
Denton, TX 76203-5017
940-565-4564

Web site: journalism.unt.edu

Roy Busby, Director

Graduate work in the Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism prepares students with lifetime communication and intellectual skills for successful careers in the professions represented by the school’s graduate degree programs. The institute also prepares students who wish to pursue academic careers in higher education. This nationally accredited program offers state-of-the-art technological training and support as well as research and study opportunities in news, advertising, public relations, photojournalism, publishing broadcast and multimedia news. Some web-based courses are now available.

Journalism graduate students are required to pass a written comprehensive examination over journalism courses taken. The examination should be scheduled near the end of the student’s program. Journalism graduate students who write a thesis will defend that thesis in an oral examination with thesis committee members.

Graduate programs lead to the following degrees:

The school collaborates in the offering of a concentration in interactive and virtual digital communication  under the Master of Arts or Master of Science with a major in interdisciplinary studies.  The school offers graduate academic certificates in interactive and virtual digital communication  and in narrative journalism .

The Mayborn School of Journalism and the Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC). ACEJMC is located at the University of Kansas School of Journalism, Stauffer-Flint Hall, 1435 Jayhawk Blvd, Lawrence, KS 66045; 785-864-3973; www2.ku.edu~acejmc.

Research

Areas of research interest in the school include the impact of new technology on journalism and mass communication and the importance of ethics in media. Research also is conducted on curriculum studies for journalism education and on defining the outcomes of journalism education. Other topics of research interest are sexism and racism in media, editorial policies of student newspapers, narrative journalism, international communication and magazine production issues.

Admission Requirements

Application for admission should originate at the Toulouse Graduate School. The applicant must hold a bachelor’s degree from an approved college or university.

Applications for admission to the journalism graduate program are reviewed holistically to determine a candidate’s likelihood of success. A competitive score on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) must be submitted before formal admission to the graduate program in journalism. If admitted provisionally, a student will not be permitted to enroll in any courses for credit toward the master’s degree after the first term/semester until a competitive score is submitted and accepted. A portfolio must also be submitted to the Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism. Contact the institute for details. International students may substitute successful completion of the Graduate Preparation Course for the verbal portion of the GRE. Non-native speakers of English also must submit satisfactory scores on the TOEFL.

North Texas Daily

The award winning North Texas Daily, UNT’s student newspaper, provides practical experience for students in the School of Journalism. The North Texas Daily Publications Committee selects the editor each term/semester, and staff jobs are open to any UNT student. The Daily is published four days a week in the fall and spring terms/semesters and once a month in the summer. The Daily has been providing news and entertainment to UNT students since 1948. For more information, contact the Daily’s advisor at 940-565-2205, or visit the Daily’s web site (www.ntdaily.com).

Denton Live

Graduate students also have the opportunity of working with Denton Live (dentonlive.com), the magazine that promotes major events in Denton. The Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism publishes this magazine for the Denton Convention and Visitor Bureau. Students write, edit and illustrate the stories as well as provide the layout and design using Adobe InDesign and other state-of-the-art software.

MAYBORN Magazine

Graduate students interested in narrative magazine writing can work for MAYBORN, published once a year by the Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism. Students write, fact check and edit stories as well as provide the layout and design using Adobe InDesign and Photoshop.

The Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference

This nationally acclaimed annual conference offers a forum for journalists, writers, readers, students, educators and the general public to listen to, be inspired by and practice their craft at the highest possible level. The conference is incorporated into the literary journalism course offered during the second summer session.