The new Digital Journalism major prepares students for careers in a new age of storytelling. Over the past several years, the landscape of journalism has been shifting because of the radical changes in the way news is covered, produced, delivered, and consumed. This shift is transforming print and broadcast media into a diverse, multi-platform industry engaged heavily in social media components. In a digital world and future, journalists from different media (television, radio, newspaper, online) work in converged newsrooms, often collaborating on stories and using new technologies that allow multimedia journalists to operate in the field without returning to the newsroom to post and share stories online. A reporter can now capture, write, and edit a story with an iPhone and a microphone adapted for it. This program is grounded in solid journalistic practices that reinforce the core traditional skills of newsgathering and writing while introducing students to new modes of news reporting and distribution.
What can you do with a Digital Journalism degree?
Imagine yourself in a graduate journalism or media program or as a newspaper reporter, brand journalist, broadcast journalist, news producer, videographer, assignment editor, on-air reporter/anchor, non-profit communications director, online reporter, multimedia journalist, digital news editor, radio news producer/reporter, entrepreneurial journalist, web producer, media specialist, multimedia manager, social media assignment editor, social media manager or social media specialist.