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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Tanya Canino
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Katherine Zanto
Interdisciplinary Studies Program Chair

New Media Journalism Requirements:

Interdisciplinary Requirements

INTD 250 Principles Interdisciplinary Studies 3
INTD 300 Service Learning 3
INTD 493 Senior Portfolio 3
Total Interdisciplinary Credits: 9

English/Journalism Requirements

ENGL 240 Introduction to Journalism 3
ENGL 275 Introduction to Multimedia Communication 3
ENG 307 or other Upper Division Travel and Adventure Writing (or any advisor-approval upper division writing class) 3
ENGL 340 Journalism Workshop I 3
ENGL 345 Editing I 3
JOUR 346 or BLAW 240 Mass Media and American Society or Media Law and Ethics 3
ENGL 440 or ENGL 375 Journalism Workshop II or Intermediate Multimedia Journalism 3
ENGL 445 or ENGL 475 Editing II or Advanced Multimedia Journalism Workshop 3
ENGL 446 Case Studies in Journalism 3
ENGL 447 Data Journalism and Research Techniques 3
Total English/Journalism Requirements: 30

Art Requirements

DART 220 Beginning Video Practices 3
DART 305 Web Design 3
DART Choose with advisor: Analog/Digital Production, Special Topics, Internship, Intermediate, Advanced Video Practices, Digital Workshop 6
PHTG 240 Photojournalism 3
Total Art Requirements: 15

Business Requirements

ECON 102 Macroeconomics 3
INTL 221, INTL 330, INTL 420, or INTL XXX Political and Economic Geography, or other INTL course approved by advisor. Example: International Terrorism and the Peace Process 3
MKTG 201 Introduction to Marketing 3
MKTG 350 or MKTG XXX Online and New Media Marketing, or other advisor approved course. Example: Ethnic and International Marketing 3
Total Business Requirements: 12

*Requirements listed above are based off the 2015-2016 Catalog, for other information check past catalogs or graduation requirements.