The Department of Journalism and Media Management offers a Master of Arts degree in Journalism. The program is an intensive combination of academic study and hands-on practice designed to develop competitive, high-level, cross-platform digital storytelling skills appropriate for today’s media landscape. Students take a common core of courses designed to provide a foundation in all aspects of contemporary journalism. Beyond that, students have the opportunity to focus their work in a particular area of study, including broadcast journalism, news and feature writing, and various aspects of multimedia journalism. Through a combination of journalism courses and related courses offered by other programs, students may also concentrate some of their work in particular areas of interest (e.g., sports reporting, journalism for social change or international journalism). The program begins in the fall semester and lasts for 18 months. No prior training or experience in journalism is required.
During their course of study, students have many opportunities for building professional portfolios through work with student media, internships, and internationally-based team projects. Graduates of the journalism programs have gone on to work for organizations such as CNN, CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox, MSNBC, ESPN, The New York Times, CNN.com, MSNBC.com, Telemundo, Associated Press, TIME, National Geographic and numerous NGOs, nonprofits and universities.
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