At the root of all newswriting is attention to the word. Majors in journalism need to be strong writers well equipped to navigate established and developing media fields. Technological developments and emerging media trends have combined to create new directions in the field of journalism. Traditional news forms (particularly print, television and radio) have given ground to converged formats, many of which include multimedia elements. However, journalistic writing remains a core skill in the field. The journalism curriculum takes the foundations of traditional news narratives and media and adds instruction in skills such as photography, videography and multimedia storytelling. Hands-on experience is crucial training for journalists. Students gain such experience in classes, internships, and college practica (newspaper, broadcasting network or online publications).
For additional programs and courses in this department, see Media Studies.
42 credit hours and completion of the Skill Practice Requirements: