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.