Business journalism grant given
NORMAN — The Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma has been chosen to receive a grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation to create a new specialization in business journalism for students. Business reporting will be introduced to all journalism students in the Multimedia Newsgathering class. The first specialized course will center on the energy industry, with future courses focusing on areas such as sports, entertainment or technology. The grant, which could total $70,000 or more, will provide funding for an experienced business journalist to be in residence as a visiting professor to teach the first specialized courses during spring 2014. The grant also will provide additional resources to bring in other business journalists as guest speakers. “This grant is the catalyst for a new emphasis on business journalism at OU,” Gaylord College Dean Joe Foote said.
From Staff Reports