WHAT IS JOURNALISM?
This department offers professional preparation for students who are planning careers in journalism. It also offers other students the chance to improve their writing, interviewing and research skills and to learn about the news media. Students in writing courses are expected to produce work of professional quality and to publish that work when possible.
Students who major in journalism should also take related courses in history, economics, political science and other liberal arts disciplines as a sound preparation for news reporting. The department strongly urges students to complete a second major. Students also should gain professional experience before graduation, either through part-time jobs, the Co-operative Education Program or the department’s internship program. Internships are available at newspapers, radio and television stations, magazines, online publications and political press offices.
HOW TO DECLARE:
Required New Media Kit
This entry-level multimedia journalism kit is required for all majors. Students should expect to use it in many journalism courses.
- iOS 7 (or later) device: Apple iPad mini, iPhone etc.
- This includes apps. Accessory items will be available for check out. The iPad option does not require a telephone service contract.
- 1 Terabyte Portable Hard Drive
Optional Multimedia DSLR Kit
- The DSLR option is designed for students who wish to compete at a higher level in the new media job market.
- Canon EOS Rebel 3ti with kit lens – or – Nikon 5100 or approved higher model DSLR camera
- Terabyte Portable Hard Drive
- Lavaliere Microphone
HELPFUL INTRO COURSES:
ENGL 1010 or 1011 - Seminar in Academic Writing or Writing Through Literature (Gen Ed: English requirement)
JOUR 2000 - Newswriting I (Major Requirement)
POSSIBLE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES: