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Digital Media: Digital Journalism Concentration

Endicott’s digital journalism program produces storytellers who are passionate about building upon traditional journalistic skills through the constantly-changing lens of digital media.

Coursework will explore the history and contemporary landscape of multimedia journalism. Students will explore specialized topics such as broadcast journalism, sports and beat reporting, and journalistic ethics. Through experiential learning opportunities, students have the opportunity to explore different areas of digital journalism firsthand in order to determine their career focus.

The impact that journalism has on society, from both historical and current perspectives, is central to this concentration. Digital journalism students may choose to seek careers in print media, broadcasting, online publishing, podcasting and public relations.

Digital Media Center

"There is no better time to enter the field of journalism, and students studying digital journalism at Endicott College are well-equipped, supported, and prepared to become the next generation of storytellers. Through unparalleled experiential learning opportunities, students who concentrate in digital journalism build the critical thinking and multimedia skills necessary to report meaningful stories that can shape the course of history."
Lara Salahi
Assistant Professor, Broadcast and Digital Journalism

Course Schedule

  • Year 1
    Endicott College communication students and professor in a classroom
    Endicott College students in a communications classroom
    Learn the fundamentals of journalism and storytelling using traditional and digital techniques.
    During their freshman year, students take a mix of general education requirements and foundational courses in journalism, as well as complete their first internship. Students explore the impact of mediated and mass communication in society and gain expertise in multiple modes of storytelling.
    Year 1
    • Media & Culture I
    • Intro to Digital Filmmaking
    • Intro to Multimedia Narrative
    • Fundamentals of Journalism
    • Critical Reading & Writing I
    • Critical Reading & Writing II
    • General Education Requirements
    • Elective

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  • Year 2
    Endicott College communication students in a classroom
    An Endicott College student writes on the whiteboard
    During the second year, students continue to develop theoretical and practical skills in the classroom and in the field.

    Year two features a deeper dive into the journalism profession thanks to courses in social media, multimedia, and contemporary issues. Students will also complete their second 120-hour internship. 

    Year 2
    • Social Media: Theory & Practice
    • Multimedia Journalism
    • Contemporary Issues in Journalism
    • General Education Requirements
    • Journalism Electives

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  • Year 3
    Endicott College students and professor in a VR storytelling class
    New communications students at Endicott College orientation
    With two internships now completed, students are well-prepared to take more specialized courses such as beat, health, sports, and data journalism.
    Year three courses examine the role of media in modern culture. Course content will focus on documentary film as well as developing skills in feature writing and podcasting. Specialized courses prepare students for their senior year thesis project and final, semester-long internship.
    Year 3
    • Social Impact of the Media
    • Feature Writing
    • Podcast & Radio Journalism
    • Research Methods for Digital Media Majors
    • Documentary Modes
    • Semester Internship Strategies
    • General Education Requirements
    • Journalism Elective

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  • Year 4
    Endicott College communications alumni panel
    Endicott College students in a TV production room
    Students enter their final year prepared to complete their senior thesis project, which may be a series of podcasts, a documentary, or a long form piece of journalism.

    Students will wrap up their undergraduate studies with a full-semester field experience and a senior thesis project, two unique features in Endicott’s academic model.

    Note: Digital journalism students must take three of the digital journalism electives below.

    Intro to Photographic Imaging
    Sports Journalism
    Beat Reporting
    Broadcast Journalism
    Health Reporting
    Data Journalism


    Year 4
    • Journalism Law & Ethics
    • Contemporary Explorations in Communication
    • Semester Internship
    • Senior Thesis I & II
    • Journalism Elective
    • Elective

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