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Digital Journalism (B.S.)

Journalism, in its many forms, from broadcast and print to online publications holds a significant historical and social presence world-wide. These courses provide students with a look at the way the "news of the day" is communicated as well as the way our reality is constructed via the media.

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Digital Journalism students will focus not only on traditional print based news, but also work with new technologies to generate journalistic podcasts, blogs, and streaming media. The impact this profession has on society from a historical and current event perspective is central to this major.

While Digital Journalism students may find placement at traditional newspapers, most will go on to the exciting field of online publishing. This major provides an overview of the field and gives students the basic skills to craft a view of the world for others.
 
School of Communication Curriculum Requirements

Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 125

 

Freshman - Credits: 33

  • Elective   (Cr: 3)
  • Individual and Society General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
  • Global Issues General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • Literary Perspectives General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
CMM 100 - Media Aesthetics (Cr: 3)
CMM 106 - Media and Culture I (Cr: 3)
CMM 107 - Media and Culture II (Cr: 3)
CMM 110 - Introduction to Digital Film Making (Cr: 3)
EC 101 - Endicott Transitions (Cr: 1)
ENG 101 - College Writing Seminar (Cr: 3)
Satisfies the Writing Designated Requirement INT 100 - Internship I (Cr: 2)
LST 100 - Seminar in Academic Inquiry (Cr: 3)

Sophomore - Credits: 32

  • Aesthetic Awareness and Creative Expression General Education Requirement   (Cr: 6)
  • Elective   (Cr: 3)
  • Quantitative Reasoning General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
  • Science and Technology General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • Values and Ethical Reasoning General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
CMM 207 - Writing for Media (Cr: 3)
Satisfies the Writing Designated Requirement CMM 211 - Introduction to Journalism (Cr: 3)
CMM 260 - Broadcast Journalism (Cr: 3)
CMM 338 - Feature Writing (Cr: 3)
INT 200 - Internship II (Cr: 2)
POL 213 - American Government and Politics (Cr: 3)

Junior - Credits: 30

  • Elective   (Cr: 3)
  • General Education Electives   (Cr: 12) 
    (two must be above the 100 level)
  • World Cultures General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
CMM 306 - Social Impact of the Media (Cr: 3)
CMM 360 - Podcast Journalism (Cr: 3)
CMM 370 - Communication Research Methods (Cr: 3)
CMM 381 - Journalism Law and Ethics (Cr: 3)

Senior - Credits: 30

  • Elective   (Cr: 3)
CMM 361 - Digital Journalism (Cr: 3)
CMM 400 - Contemporary Issues in Media Studies (Cr: 3)
CMM 401 - Multi-media Storytelling (Cr: 3)
CMM 480 - Semester Internship (Cr: 12)
CMM 489 - Senior Thesis I (Cr: 3)
CMM 490 - Senior Thesis II (Cr: 3)

Learning Outcomes

  1. Develop strong news gathering skills;
  2. Communicate effectively in written form within the conventions of the Digital Journalism  discipline including blogging and podcasting;
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the role of journalism and an independent press in a democratic society;
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the business of digital journalism;
  5. Articulate current ethical issues in the news industry; and
  6. Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in intellectual discourse within the discipline of Digital Journalism.
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