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Digital Media Digital Journalism Concentration

  • Program Overview

    Digital journalism encompasses traditional print-based news as well as newer media formats like online journalism, social media, podcasts, blogs, and streaming media.

    Coursework explores the history and contemporary landscape of multimedia and the ever-broadening field of digital journalism. You will delve into topics such as broadcast journalism, interviewing, sports and beat reporting, and media ethics. Rich with internships and hands-on experiences, you will have opportunity to explore different areas of digital journalism firsthand in order to determine your career focus.

    The impact that this discipline has on society from both historical and current event perspectives is central to this major. As a digital journalism student, you may seek a career in print media, broadcasting, social media, online publishing, or a whole host of industries in which your skills will transfer easily.

    How journalism is alive and well in the digital age
  • Curriculum

    Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits: 125

    Freshman - Credits: 32

    • Global Issues General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
    • Individual and Society General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
    • Literary Perspectives General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
    • Values and Ethical Reasoning General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
    • Elective  (Cr: 3)
    • CMM 106 - Media and Culture I (Cr: 3)
    • DM 110 - Introduction to Digital Filmmaking (Cr: 3)
    • DM 111 - Introduction to Multimedia Narrative (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 111 - Critical Reading and Writing I (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 112 - Critical Reading and Writing II (Cr: 3)
    • INT 100 - Internship I (Cr: 2)

    Sophomore - Credits: 32

    • Aesthetic Awareness and Creative Expression General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
    • Quantitative Reasoning General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
    • Science and Technology General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
    • World Cultures General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
    • Elective  (Cr: 3)
    • DM 211 - Fundamentals of Journalism (Cr: 3)
    • DM 225 - Sports Journalism (Cr: 3)
      or
    • DM 226 - Beat Reporting (Cr: 3)
    • DM 227 - Multimedia Journalism (Cr: 3)
    • DM 260 - Broadcast Journalism (Cr: 3)
    • DM 300 - Contemporary Issues in Journalism (Cr: 3)
    • INT 200 - Internship II (Cr: 2)

    Junior - Credits: 31

    • Political Science course (300 level)  (Cr; 3)
    • General Education Electives  (Cr: 6) (must be above the 100 level)
    • Elective  (Cr: 3)
    • CMM 306 - Social Impact of the Media (Cr: 3)
    • CMM 372 - Documentary Modes (Cr: 3)
    • CMM 379 - Semester Internship Strategies (Cr: 1)
    • DM 338 - Feature Writing (Cr: 3)
    • DM 360 - Podcast and Radio Journalism (Cr: 3)
    • DM 371 - Research Methods for Digital Media Majors (Cr: 3)
    • PHT 116 - Introduction to Photographic Imaging (Cr: 3)

    Senior - Credits: 30

    • CMM Elective  (Cr: 3) (above the 300 level)
    • Elective  (Cr: 3)
    • CMM 380 - Media Ethics (Cr: 3)
    • CMM 400 - Contemporary Issues in Media Studies (Cr: 3)
    • CMM 480 - Semester Internship (Cr: 12)

    Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of the digital media program students will:

    • Demonstrate their understanding of multiple modes of narrative and documentary story-telling.
    • Create a culminating digital presentation that demonstrates the way theory informs applied professional practice.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the research methods used in the many fields encompassed under the umbrella of digital media.
    • Articulate the complexity of digital media's place in society and culture.
    • Communicate effectively in written form within the conventions of the discipline.
    • Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in intellectual discourse within the disciplines of digital media.
    • Demonstrate integrated learning skills by making connections between classroom learning and professional life in the disciplines of digital media.

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  • Internships and Careers

    An Endicott education means you'll graduate with a degree and a resume.

    Whether you pursue graduate school or embark on your career right away after graduation, we believe that your time at Endicott will prepare you for the next step.

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    Recent Internships

    • Puma
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