Now is an exciting time to enter the Journalism field. Journalism undergoes periodic shifts–such as the Penny Press Era beginning in the 1830s and the birth of broadcast networks in the 1920s. Another shift is happening now as more and more publications embrace digital publishing. In the Journalism emphasis in the Department of Communication, students learn the core skills all mass communicators need, as well as the convergence tools necessary to excel in contemporary media. Students receive hands-on experience producing the weekly newspaper The Chase and the online magazine Houndbytes, both of which serve a readership of more than 5,800 people on campus and the local community.

Courses Include:

  • Introduction to Mass Communication
  • Foundational Writing for Communication
  • Beginning Reporting
  • Intermediate Reporting
  • Advanced Reporting
  • Applied Writing for Media
  • Media Ethics
  • Beginning Television Production
  • Introduction to Digital Photography
  • Photojournalism

Career opportunities in Journalism

  • Newspaper reporter
  • Newspaper editor
  • Web editor
  • Columnist
  • Author
  • Web publisher
  • Photojournalist
  • Magazine reporter
  • Magazine editor
  • Technical writer
  • Investigative reporter

View the Bachelor of Science in Communication with emphasis in Journalism degree plan.

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