This course is a study on art and science of visual journalism using still photography. It introduces the students to the importance of visual communication in telling stories and describing messages in the mass media, especially the print media. To understand photojournalism, students must have clear picture on the issues around journalism and all journalistic practices. Therefore, this course will blend two fields – journalism and photography so that students would be able to grasp the idea of what photojournalism is all about.  Students will be trained how to take pictures and to create memorable visual images with text that have the greatest power to inform, educate and persuade the audience.



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