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Journalism B.A./B.S. - Emphasis in News Editorial

The emphasis in News Editorial provides students with the opportunity to obtain a liberal arts education and equips graduates with the intellectual background and professional skills required for entry-level positions and careers in print media journalism. The graduate with this major emphasis should possess competencies in news writing and have an understanding of journalistic law and media ethics.

  1. Students will be able to write and edit documents (copy) suitable for publication styles in print and online outlets.
  2. Students will be able to produce documents that incorporate the necessary design elements suitable for journalistic outlets.
  3.  Students will be able to identify the significant issues in journalistic history and ethics and the fundamentals of media law applicable to professional practices.
Core Curriculum Courses
See the Core Curriculum Requirements42
Core courses
JOUR 1307US-Mass Commun in Society3
JOUR 336Media Law3
JOUR 445US-Ethics in the Media3
RTV 420Interactive Media3
News-editorial sequence
JOUR 214Basic Reporting3
JOUR 260Advertising Principles3
JOUR 314Intermediate Reporting3
JOUR 315Editing & Production3
JOUR 316Community Newspaper Journalism3
JOUR 335Media History3
JOUR 380Magazine Production3
JOUR 495Media Internship3
RTV 322Film-Style Shooting & Editing3
RTV 440Broadcast & Digtl Journ3
RTV 453Social Media3
Minor Required
A minor is required for this program18
Electives Required
Electives may be required to complete this degree9
Total Hours120

Other requirements

A minimum grade of “C” must be earned in courses required for this major. Only one JOUR 489 Independent Study can be applied to the student’s degree plan in his/her major. This limitation does not apply to JOUR 397 Special Topics and JOUR 497 SPECIAL TOPICS courses. Substitutions can be made only with the approval of the Journalism Division coordinator.