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Major in Journalism

Major in Journalism

Students develop analytical and critical thinking skills to communicate with audiences across all media platforms. Two areas of interest prepare students for long-term careers as reporters, photographers, videographers, editors, publishers, producers, anchors, social media content managers, or other professions that require experience in writing, reporting, editing, curating, printing, broadcasting, web or social media. All students learn about traditional as well as new media. Capstone experience includes maintaining a daily multimedia blog.

Broadcast/Multimedia

Students gain on-air experience at the student-run radio station through producing, writing and airing daily newscasts and producing a weekly half-hour community affairs broadcast. They produce, report and anchor a daily, live newscast for a local cable channel.

Print/Multimedia

Students may write, edit, design and report for the independent, student-run, daily newspaper as well as other campus publications.

 

Four Year Plans

B.A. Journalism—Broadcast/Multimedia Four Year Plan
B.S. Journalism—Broadcast/Multimedia Four Year Plan

B.A. Journalism—Print/Multimedia Four Year Plan

B.S. Journalism—Print/Multimedia Four Year Plan

 

Degree Requirements

120 Credit Hours (EXCLUDES: KHP service courses, EXP courses, and remedial courses)
Complete all UK Core requirements, Graduation Writing, BA or BS requirements, and one statistics course
42 Hours at the 300 level or above
2.00 cumulative GPA and 2.00 major GPA required to graduate

Pre-Major Requirements–9 Hours 
JOU 101—Introduction to Journalism
JOU 204—Writing for the Mass Media

Required Courses Outside the Major 
One Political Science Course

Students must complete an official minor

 


Broadcast/Multimedia

 

Major Requirements–39 Hours
JOU 302—Radio and TV News Reporting
JOU 304—Broadcast News Decision Making
JOU 404—Advanced TV News
6 hours JOU/ISC/MAS 300+ level
JOU 330—Web Publishing and Design
JOU 455—
Mass Media and Diversity
JOU 498—
Multimedia Storytelling
JOU 531—Media Law
JOU 532—
Ethics of Journalism and Mass Communication
JAT 399—Internship

Choose One*
JOU 485—Community Journalism
JOU 499—
Advanced Writing and Reporting

Choose One
JOU 535—History of Journalism
JOU 541—The First Amendment, Internet and Society

 


Print/Multimedia

 

Major Requirements—39 Hours
JOU 301 News Reporting
JOU 303 News Editing
9 hours JOU/ISC/MAS 300+ level
JOU 330—Web Publishing and Design
JOU 455—
Mass Media and Diversity
JOU 498—
Multimedia Storytelling
JOU 531—Media Law
JOU 532—
Ethics of Journalism and Mass Communication
JAT 399—Internship

Choose One*
JOU 485—Community Journalism
JOU 499—
Advanced Writing for the Mass Media

Choose One
JOU 535—History of Journalism
JOU 541—The First Amendment, Internet and Society

 


* Broadcast multimedia students may satisfy this requirement by enrolling in JOU 404 Advanced TV News, for a second time.

A PORTFOLIO is required for graduation.

 

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