Journalism (Multimedia and Broadcast)

Broadcast Journalism Students filming outside on campus.

 

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What is Journalism?

Learn the art of creative storytelling and conquer the ever-changing multimedia landscape with a focus in journalism. Students can choose between two journalism tracks: broadcast and multimedia. Broadcast journalism teaches students how to write, report and break news in the broadcast and digital world. Gain hands-on experience filming and editing footage. Multimedia journalism prepares students to investigate and report events and relay information through newspapers, magazines, the internet, social media and mobile.

Through copywriting, videotaping, podcasting, reporting and editing, our award-winning faculty teach a wide array of practical skills and provide the competitive edge necessary for aspiring journalists to succeed

Careers in Journalism

A degree in journalism allows graduates to pursue careers as news editors, radio broadcasters, TV reporters, multimedia journalists and editors. The distribution of news is drastically changing, and this major provides cutting-edge experiences for students to feel confident when starting their career. Through copywriting, videotaping, reporting and editing, learn a wide array of practical skills and the competitive edge necessary for successful journalists.

Broadcast journalism student working with camera filming.

Broadcast Journalism

The broadcast journalism track teaches students how to write, report and break news in the broadcast and digital world. Students gain hands-on experience filming and editing footage.

Journalism students working on news scripts in the campus studio.

Multimedia Journalism

The multimedia journalism track prepares students to investigate and report events, issues and trends to a broad audience through newspapers, magazines and online platforms.

 

▼   Major Requirements

CA 101: Intro to Media
CA 220 (W): Writing for Communication Media
CA 260: Digital Writing and Production
CA 300: Foundations of Communication Research
JOU 350: Broadcast News Production
JOU 370 (W): Intermediate Reporting-Writing
CA 445: Ethics and Social Responsibility in Communication
CA 455: Communication Law

▼   Broadcast Journalism Requirements

JOU 250: Radio and TV Performance (Pre-requisite for CA 350, CA 450, and CA 454)
JOU 353: Broadcast News Editing
JOU 450: Advanced Broadcast News
JOU 454: Newscast Practicum

Choose two

  • JOU 252: Media Literacy in a Digital Age
  • JOU 270: Sports Journalism
  • JOU 288: History of Mass Media
  • JOU 327: International Media*
  • JOU 354: Media and Politics
  • JOU 382: Photojournalism
  • JOU 482: Multimedia Storytelling
  • CA 496: Professional Studies – Internship
▼   Multimedia Journalism Requirements

JOU 281: Editing and Design
JOU 382: Photojournalism
JOU 387: Magazine & Feature Writing
JOU 482: Multimedia Storytelling

Choose two:

  • JOU 252: Media Literacy in a Digital Age
  • JOU 288: History of the Mass Media
  • JOU 327: International Media*
  • JOU 354: Media and Politics
  • JOU 472: Enterprise Reporting
  • JOU 481(W): Opinion Writing
  • CA 496: Professional Studies – Internship
▼   Minor Requirements

Students majoring in advertising and public relations are required to have a minor. A full list of minors can be found at Majors and Minors.