The field of journalism moves at a fast pace, and we prepare you for that challenge. While traditional outlets such as local newspapers are fading away, there's more news content being created and consumed than ever before, and the foundations of democratic nations rely on a strong and independent press.
From day one in your Intro to Journalism course, you'll learn to research and report stories across all media platforms including digital/mobile, broadcast, and print. Our students get immediate exposure to both traditional media outlets as well as insights into the burgeoning areas of independent and entrepreneurial journalism through internships, guest speakers, and through our own Park Center for Independent Media. The curriculum balances the traditional journalistic skills with new ways of news gathering, news distribution, and audience engagement and address media history, ethics, economics, media ownership, globalization, and cultural diversity.