As a multimedia journalism major at Lynn University, you’ll be challenged to maintain your morals in an ethical communications course—and you’ll dig deep to expose government corruption and consumer fraud in your investigative journalism course. Courses in social media, digital layout, video editing and photojournalism will flesh out your portfolio in this multimedia journalism program. And by working with the iPulse, our award-winning student newspaper and news website, you can add to your extensive experience with a portfolio full of clippings.
Your professors will be experienced professionals who have worked in bullpen environments ranging from local newsrooms to nationwide broadcasts, including ABC’s 20/20 and CBS’ 60 Minutes. With experience like that, we can promise that classes here aren’t just about studying theory—you’ll learn directly from experts in the eld, hearing stories about real-world journalism.
What you’ll learn as a multimedia journalism major
- Ethical communications
- Internet media, digital layout, video editing, design and photojournalism
- Communication theory, investigation and reporting
Learning doesn’t get more innovative than this.
At Lynn University, we embrace technology by encouraging our students to engage with course content through iPads, and our professors can develop custom course materials.
Multimedia journalism curriculum
As a multimedia journalism major, you will gain practical experience in news, investigative and feature reporting in a variety of forms. So when it’s time to graduate from the multimedia journalism program, you’ll have the skills necessary to provide content in written and visual forms for use in broadcast, print and internet-based media.
COM 110 Journalism I
Examine past, present and future journalistic practices, with an emphasis on professional standards, ethics and the growing role of social media.
COM 214 Journalism II
Learn how a story can fulfill its potential through a variety of media platforms, what makes a news story effective and how to recognize the best medium for delivery (the web, television, radio, newspaper, magazine or, more likely, a combination of all five). Study how to tailor story forms appropriate for a variety of media and delivery systems, including broadcast media, newspapers, the web and small (mobile) and large screens.
COM 390 Photojournalism
Study pictorial narrative and the process of capturing the critical visual experience. Concentrate on developing a photo essay through digital technology.
Graduates must complete a total of 120 credits.
Multimedia journalism jobs and careers
At Lynn, you’ll gain a well-rounded education with technical training and practical experience, which will catapult your career to the next level. Your new bachelor’s degree will open the door to many exciting and impactful journalism jobs and careers, including:
- On-camera reporter/on-air personality
- Multimedia journalist
- Investigative reporter
- Social media specialist
Graduates of the journalism degree program have gone on to work for many media organizations, such as:
- CNBA Africa
- Beacon Communications in Rhode Island
- KATV Channel 7 in Arkansas