Iíve been ďtaskedĒ rather suddenly to teach VisCom as a lecture course for 60 non-Journalism majors, this spring semester. Iíve been teaching it as a lab class for majors and non majors for more than a decade and would LOVE some help re-thinking the course for lecture.

Can you share:  syllabus, book suggestions, approaches that work, how you are involving larger groups in the materials being taught?

(I had pioneered a fun 40-student, non-lab, non majors VisCom class teaching design in Photoshop and InDesign with the monthly-fee Adobe, but the price hike this summer has made that too expensive.)




Lee Jolliffe, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Journalism
108 Meredith Hall
Drake University
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On Mar 23, 2016, at 3:05 PM, Joel Beeson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Dear MAC members:
I have put together a panel (No. 324), "Inside the Empathy Machine: Virtual Reality, Race and Reporting." We need a moderator who can understand issues around reporting on race and social justice. I was hoping to include MAC membership. We could possibly consider a fifth panelist if anyone has a particular research or creative interest in virtual reality, augmented reality uses for reporting on race matters.

Please contact me directly if interested. I am a bit behind getting this together for AEJMC, so a prompt response would really be appreciated.

Thank you,


Joel W. Beeson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor 
Director, WV African American Veterans Oral History Project
Reed College of Media
West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV 26506