Journalism (Multimedia and Broadcast)

Broadcast Journalism Students working in the studio of Communication Department.

 

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What is Journalism?

Journalism is a concentration option for students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Communication. The concentration has two tracks: multimedia journalism and broadcast journalism. Learn the art of creative storytelling and conquer the ever-changing multimedia landscape with a concentration in journalism. 

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 program provides cutting-edge experiences for students to feel confident when starting their career. Through copywriting, videotaping, reporting and editing, this concentration teaches a wide array of practical skills and provides the competitive edge necessary for aspiring journalists to succeed.

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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.

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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.

 

▼   Major Requirements

Journalism requires at least 72 hours in courses outside of the Department of Communication.

CA 101: Intro to Media
CA 220 (W): Writing Communication Media
CA 260: Digital Writing and Production
CA 300: Foundations of Communication Research
CA 445: Ethics and Social Responsibility in Communication

Requirements for both Multimedia and Broadcast:
CA 350 & 353: Broadcast News Production & Broadcast News Editing
CA 370 (W): Intermediate Reporting-Writing
CA 455: Law of Communication

▼   Multimedia Journalism Requirements

CA 281: Editing and Layout
CA 382: Photojournalism
CA 387: Magazine & Feature Writing
CA 472/482: Enterprise Reporting/ Multimedia Storytelling

Choose two:
CA 288: History of the Mass Media
CA 481 (W): Editorial Column Writing
CA 496: Professional Studies - Internship

▼   Broadcast Journalism Requirements

CA 250: Radio and TV Performance
CA 450: Advanced Broadcast News
CA 454: TV News Production 

Choose two: 
CA 288: History of Mass Media
CA 382: Photojournalism
CA 482: Multimedia Storytelling
CA 496: Professional Studies - Internship