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School of Journalism
The media industry is facing significant change in almost every respect. Economic recession and new media have shaken the foundations of journalism, but those same new media offer myriad opportunities for journalism as well. Regardless of the technology that delivers it, journalism still depends fundamentally on good reporting and good writing.
Using a curriculum that is built on a notion of “convergence” in recognition of the increasing convergence of skills and platforms on which media rest, the School of Journalism prepares students to work in a variety of positions and environments. Some of those positions include reporting and editing in a variety of media, from print to online to broadcast; working in public relations and advertising; and working in visual communications as graphic designers and photojournalists. Regardless of these areas of concentration, in the J-School you will learn journalism basics of reporting and editing. A photojournalist who also can report or an editor who understands online presentation will have an edge in the job market, a market that continues to demand this breadth of skills in all professionals.