Journalism (Multimedia and Broadcast)

  • Dr. Ward's class
  • Editing Lab
  • Student filming
  • Student interviewing

Are you up to speed on current events? Do you thrive on deadlines? Learn the art of the creative storytelling and conquer the ever-changing multimedia landscape with a concentration in Digital Journalism. Engage audiences with verbal, written, analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills. Graduates pursue careers as new editors, radio broadcasters, TV reporters, multimedia journalists and editors.

The distribution of news is drastically changing. The Digital Journalism program instills writing cutting edge stories to stand out in the vast amount of easily accessible content. Through copy, videotaping, reporting, and editing, Digital Journalism teaches a wide array of practical skills and provides the competitive edge necessary for aspiring journalists to succeed.

Students have the choice to focus between two journalism tracks: multimedia journalism and broadcast journalism.

Multimedia journalism prepares students to investigate and report events, issues and trends to a broad audience and relay information through storytelling copy in newspapers, magazines and the Internet.

Those who study digital journalism will learn how to write, report, and break news to keep up with the evolving digital environment.

For students looking for a purely digital outlet, broadcast journalism teaches how to film, write for a broadcast and television, report breaking new stories, and edit copy and news footage.

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

▼   Major Requirements

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