This minor is designed to prepare students to gather, write, edit, package and produce news in the information age. The study of journalism allows students to develop and apply their critical thinking, research and communication skills. In addition, the program stresses the social, ethical and legal contexts within which journalism is practiced in the United States.
Students learn about the unique role the press plays among institutions in a democratic society and the rights and responsibilities of journalists. They study the concise, objective style of journalistic writing and the investigative methods that are central to modern reporting. They explore the different forces that shape the news on television and radio and the demands of writing news in broadcast style. Finally, they learn how and why graphic design plays an increasingly critical role in effectively communicating the news.
Journalism Minor Core Requirements:
BRC 108 - Introduction to Mass Media
COM 380 - Communication Ethics
JLM 209 - Introduction to Newswriting/Reporting
JLM 310 - Investigative Reporting
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For more information contact:
Professor Eileen Gilligan, Interim Area Coordinator
2 Lanigan Hall