Why Study Journalism?
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Summer 2021 

  • HI 280 History  of Rock’n’Roll
  • JO 412 Journalism Internship 
  • JO 737 Journalism Internship

HI 280 will be taught in-person and remotely through Boston University’s Learn From Anywhere plan. Watch this space for more details.  Click here for the HI 280 syllabus.

I also supervise the department’s internship program. Scroll down for internship  paperwork and for the link to enroll. 

Please note: The Syllabus Addendum (link below) leads you to several university policies. Consider this a part of every syllabus.

Some Stuff About Internships

 Click here to enroll in the appropriate journalism internship course. Here are the relevant course outlines:

Once are enrolled, read the appropriate syllabus (links above). Understand the procedures, then use these forms (below):

The job description is filed when the internship begins.

Use the Weekly Report template to create brief accounts of activities on the internships

The evaluation is done at the conclusion of the internship. Please note that the evaluation is filled out by the internship supervisor. All documents sent to

Syllabus Addendum

The link below takes you to Boston University’s policies with regard to Title IX, sexual misconduct, equal opportunity, disability and access services, student athletics, recording of classes and the university’s code of conduct.

This should be considered part of the syllabus for every course I teach. Click here to access this information.


The bibliographies below serve these courses: JO 150 History and Principles of Journalism,  JO 542 The Literature of Journalism, JO 700 Graduate Symposium in Journalism and HI 280 The History of Rock’n’Roll.

Click on the links for a listing of key works in each area.

Syllabus Archive

Here are old course outlines for the classes I teach, just to give you an idea of what we will do if you see one of these listed in an upcoming semester. These will always be altered, but these old outlines give you a general idea of what’s going on.

  • Here is an old syllabus for HI 280 History of Rock and Roll
  • Here is an old syllabus for JO 150 History and Principles of Journalism
  • Here is an old syllabus for JO 502 American Media Culture
  • Here is an old syllabus for JO 542 The Literature of Journalism
  • Here is an old syllabus for JO 700 Graduate Symposium in Journalism