Journalism + Multimedia Specialization

  • Bilingual training in electronic and digital media 
  • Digital video-editing and multimedia production 
  • Investigative journalism and data management 
  • Entrepreneurship  
  • Solutions journalism 
  • Electives in Latin American and Caribbean Studies 
  • Internships in radio, television, print and digital journalism in local, national and international media

The program, designed to start in the Fall, may be completed in one year and consists of 36 credits (12 courses of three credits each). Two electives courses can be taken outside of the School of Communication + Journalism (SCJ). Each course is offered once a year in the semester as indicated in the link below, except for the Final Professional Project, which is offered in the Fall, Spring and Summer terms. 

The curriculum includes:  

  • Theories of Mass Communication and Writing  
  • Reporting Social and Ethnic Issues 
  • Applied Research Methods 
  • Investigative Journalism  
  • Ethics and Social Responsibility 
  • Data Journalism 
  • Visual Storytelling I and II 
  • Social Media for Communicators 
  • Media Management and Entrepreneurship 
  • Professional Project

Latin American & Caribbean Studies Specialization 

If you are interested in covering Latin American and Caribbean issues and have a background in journalism, this program is for you. 

You will have the opportunity to specialize in areas of international relations, political science, sociology, and anthropology. This interdisciplinary program will enable students to delve into the political and historical Latin American and Caribbean context of the stories they will cover as reporters. 

Four courses are offered in English through FIU’s Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center (LACC) and eight courses are offered in Spanish by the SCJ faculty. 

Besides the core courses in Journalism, this concentration includes the following courses:  

  • Readings in Latin American History 
  • The World Economy 
  • Research Seminar in Latin American History 
  • Research Seminar in Latin American and Caribbean Studies 
  • Global Environmental Public Health 
  • Writing Professionally in Political Science 
  • Policy Analysis

Both concentrations consist of 36 credits (12 courses of three credits each). They can be completed in one year. The professional project can be presented in Spanish or English, and it will be supervised and graded by faculty members of the Spanish-Language Journalism Master’s Program. 

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