College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Multimedia Journalism

As a student majoring in Multimedia Journalism, you will take courses that will prepare you  to work in the newsrooms of the present and future.

Most people are turning to the internet and mobile devices to get news and information. Journalists in the 21st century will have to learn a variety of skills in order to produce and distribute content via mobile devices and the internet.

For starters, you'll learn traditional print journalism techniques and multimedia journalism techniques that will teach you how to write for the web. You'll also learn how to shoot, edit and post digital stills, audio and video on the web using a variety of free or low-cost software. From there you'll take courses in website design and video production and editing courses using more professional equipment, all geared toward posting content on the web. You'll also take courses in media law and ethics so that you'll learn what you can and can't do legally and ethically related to how you report stories.

Students successfully completing this major will find themselves working as website editors, producers and content providers for media organizations that have websites and may even start their own blog and provide content to it using the multimedia skills they've learned.

Bottom line: You can't make it just knowing how to write for newspapers. You need audio and video recording, production and editing skills to make it in the newsroom of the 21st century.