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Department of Journalism + Media

The Department of Journalism + Media in the School of Communication + Journalism is a dynamic, digitally centered environment, focused on creating innovative and entrepreneurial content while maintaining a commitment to the tenets of writing and the aims of journalism. Our faculty are internationally recognized for their work in researching the effects of social media, media literacy, and issues of power, race, and ideology in journalism.

Students in the journalism and broadcasting majors work directly with career professionals, conducting research and not just learning the trade of journalism in a digital age, but producing it; while students in the Digital Media Studies major become some of the industry’s up-and-coming media professionals and innovators, tackling the trials of social media and enhancing communication through art, music, journalism, and other forms of expression.

Courses in the Department of Journalism + Media, allow students to:
• become empowered to create change locally through documentaries
• develop advanced and nationally recognized web-apps related to sea level rise
• hone visual storytelling skills through virtual reality
• publish in leading media outlets, books, academic journals, and public art installations

The Department of Journalism + Media is the place to position one’s self among professionals and scholars with networks and experiences that help students gain internships, produce meaningful messages, and prepare for innovative and advanced careers in building the next generation of media.

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In the Department of Journalism + Media, explore studies in Broadcast Media, Journalism, and Digital Communication and Media, as well as a bilingual master’s program in Spanish-Language Journalism. Click below to get your application started.

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SFMN | Bureaus

The Journalism + Media SFMN | Washington and SFMN | New York Bureau Programs are designed to offer students the opportunity to study in one of the most newsworthy locations and media centers in the world while networking with professional journalists, community leaders, and FIU alumni.
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Scholarships

While the University Financial Aid Office is the first place to check to see what kinds of options are available, our department also offers scholarships to which you can apply.

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Internships + Jobs

Whether you’re a student looking for an internship or an alum looking for a post-degree position, we’re here to help!

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FAQ's

Take a look at some Frequently Asked Questions about the Department of Journalism + Media.

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Degree Programs in the Department of Journalism + Media

Broadcast Media

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Journalism

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Bachelor of Science in Digital Communication and Media

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Master of Science in Communication: Spanish-Language Journalism

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Journalism + Media News

2202, 2021

SOUTH FLORIDA MEDIA NETWORK REPORTERS COLLABORATE WITH NAHJ NATIONAL MAGAZINE PALABRA

February 22nd, 2021|

Two recent graduates of the Department of Journalism + Media (J+M), Ursula Muñoz Schaefer and Gabriella Genao, have published fascinating stories about Latin America in palabra, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists’ online magazine. The tales were completed in capstone classes taught respectively by the team of Professor [...]

2202, 2021

DEPARTMENT OF JOURNALISM + MEDIA BIDS A WARM FAREWELL TO PROFESSOR KATE MACMILLIN

February 22nd, 2021|

Professor Kate MacMillin will retire at the end of the Spring 2021 semester, bringing her tenure with the Department of Journalism + Media to a close. A 40-year veteran of the news industry, as associate professor for the Department of Journalism + Media, Professor MacMillin produced the award-winning documentary “South Florida’s Rising [...]

2202, 2021

JOURNALISM + MEDIA LAUNCHES NEW DIGITAL CURRICULUM

February 22nd, 2021|

Beginning the Fall 2020 semester, the Department of Journalism + Media launched a new digital curriculum to meet the demands of an increasingly technological world. The updated Bachelor of Science in Digital Communication and Media STEM degree now offers four technically innovative majors: Digital JournalismThis program gives students the [...]

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