Built on a strong foundation of journalism skills, ethics and practices, this major emphasizes convergent storytelling using multimedia tools such as video, photography, audio, social media and print.

New Media Journalism

This interdisciplinary major prepares students to be media content creators in a digital world. Fine arts classes ensure a digital competency, including web design and video practices, while business classes foster an understanding of economics and marketing. Students design a course of study that allows them to link journalism, business, and digital arts, encouraging entrepreneurial responses to emerging trends in a new media landscape.


Interdisciplinary Majors in New Media Journalism will:

  1. Report, write, and edit high-quality media content; (P)
  2. Recognize the American media’s role in our democratic system of government by exploring the evolution of various media and its political, social, and economic effects; (L)
  3. Develop storytelling skills for the convergent newsroom, using multimedia, video, print, and online; (P)
  4. Demonstrate ethical decision-making skills as media providers who supply responsible content to the public; (L)
  5. Demonstrate awareness of interdisciplinary links between journalism, business, and digital arts, both conceptually and in practice. (E)


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New Media Journalism Requirements:

Interdisciplinary Requirements
INTD 250Principles Interdisciplinary Studies3
INTD 300Service Learning3
INTD 493Senior Portfolio3
Total Interdisciplinary Credits:  9
English/Journalism Requirements
ENGL 240Introduction to Journalism3
ENGL 275Introduction to Multimedia Communication3
ENG 307 or other Upper DivisionTravel and Adventure Writing (or any advisor-approval upper division writing class)3
ENGL 346 or BLAW 240Mass Media and American Society or Media Law and Ethics3
ENGL 340Journalism Workshop I3
ENGL 345Editing I3
ENGL 440 or ENGL 375Journalism Workshop II or Intermediate Multimedia Journalism3
ENGL 445 or ENGL 475Editing II or Advanced Multimedia Journalism Workshop3
ENGL 446Case Studies in Journalism3
ENGL 447Data Journalism and Research Techniques3
Total English/Journalism Requirements:  30
Art Requirements
PHTG 240Photojournalism3
DART 220Beginning Video Practices3
DART 305Web Design3
DARTChoose with advisor: Analog/Digital Production, Special Topics, Internship, Intermediate, Advanced Video Practices, Digital Workshop6
Total Art Requirements:  15
Business Requirements
ECON 102Macroeconomics3
INTL 221, INTL 330, INTL 420, or INTL XXXPolitical and Economic Geography, or other INTL course approved by advisor. Example: International Terrorism and the Peace Process3
MKTG 201Introduction to Marketing3
MKTG 350 or MKTG XXXOnline and New Media Marketing, or other advisor approved course. Example: Ethnic and International Marketing3
Total Business Requirements:  12
Major Requirements66
General Education Core Requirements30
Total Credits:  120

*Requirements listed above are based off the 2013-2014 Catalog, for other information check past catalogs or graduation requirements.