The Multimedia journalism program emphasizes the “hands on” practice of journalism across all media with a curriculum that recognizes the field’s expansion beyond its traditional boundaries. Journalism in the 21st century embraces new and emerging media technologies, expanded opportunities for nonfiction storytelling, and developing reporting techniques and concepts. Interactivity, user-provided content, mobile devices and evolving media including blogs, Google News, YouTube, Instagram, Periscope, Facebook and Twitter, drone, and virtual reality are altering accepted notions of news
cycle and coverage.
The multimedia journalism curriculum offers students an opportunity for training and practical experience in news, investigative and feature reporting in a variety of forms. The program is designed to equip students with the skills necessary to provide content in written and visual forms for use in broadcast, print and Internet-delivered media, as well as performance technique.
Students interested in using the communication media to find and tell stories of importance and engage the audience in the development of history will find the multimedia journalism major an opportunity to enter a vital profession with a global reach and a worthy goal: an informed citizenry.