Multimedia Journalism Major
This major begins with catalog 2011-12.
While not an English major, the new multimedia journalism major draws many of its courses from English. An added bonus with this new major is the fact that it can be taken as a second major with an English major.
The multimedia journalism program is an integrated, interdisciplinary program that teaches students the skills needed to succeed in this field. TV reporters no longer just report and shoot video; they write for their station's website. Newspaper reporters no longer just report and write stories; they shoot still photos, video, and make audio recordings for the Web versions of their stories--in addition to constantly updating their stories for the Web.
Successful completion of the major in multimedia journalism will enable students to understand the changing role and importance of journalism in modern society; use rich, precise and illuminating language; construct skillful narratives; find and assess relevant facts, interpret them and present them in a context that is concise, fair and accurate; and show familiarity with the major ethical and legal issues in journalism.
Consult The Catalog for the yearly course sequence of offerings.
Download the multimedia journalism major checklist here.