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A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications

Journalism and Digital Media

Journalism is in an exciting period of evolution and innovation. Never before has a journalist’s reach been so vast. A reporter’s story filed from western Kansas can be read, seen and heard instantly in Western Europe.

The Miller School’s journalism and digital media (JDM) students must be curious, critical thinkers who know how to work creatively and collaboratively. We are rooted in the best traditions of journalism and embrace the rapidly changing environment in which journalists work.

The combination of learning bedrock fundamentals, and gaining practical experience by working for student media has lead JDM students to careers with National Geographic, the Kansas City Star and Fox Sports. All JDM students receive training in basic reporting skills, and they learn to produce content for print, audio, video and Web-based media outlets. The curriculum enables students to further hone skills in writing, reporting and production in specialty areas of focus in print or electronic media.

Check the JMC Curriculum Guide for a complete list of requirements both for Journalism and Digital media (print or electronic focus) as well as the general Arts and Sciences degree requirements and course options.

PRINT FOCUS
Students who are more interested in writing and editing pursue classes that teach online, newspaper and magazine reporting, photojournalism, production and editing skills.  

Required CoursesHours
MC110 - Mass Communication in Society3
MC200 - News and Feature Writing3
MC241 - Editing3
MC251 - Digital News3
MC303 - Advanced News Writing3
MC316 - Computer Assisted Reporting3
MC385 - Media Practicum2
MC416 - Photojournalism OR MC426 - Magazine & Feature Writing3
MC466 - Law of Mass Communication3
MC491 - Mass Communications Internship1
MC580 - Convergence Reporting3
 30
Select one of the following 3-hour classes: 
MC564 - History of Mass Communications 
MC572 - Global Mass Communications 
MC573 - Media Ethics 
MC612 - Gender Issues and the Media 
MC685 - Media Management 
 3
Electives 
JMC Electives (3-hours must be 500-level or above)6
Total hours in Journalism (Print) Option39


ELECTRONIC FOCUS

Courses in this area of focus prepare students for writing, reporting, and producing audio and video content for various electronic formats.

Required CoursesHours
MC110 - Mass Communication in Society3
MC200 - News and Feature Writing3
MC251 - Digital News3
MC316 - Computer Assisted Reporting3
MC385 - Media Practicum2
MC406 - Advanced Digital News3
MC408 - Producing Digital News OR MC471 - Audio/Video Production3
MC466 - Law of Mass Communications3
MC491 - Mass Communications Internship1
MC580 - Convergence Reporting

3

27

Select one of the following 3-hour classes:

 
MC564 - History of Mass Communications 
MC572 - Global Mass Communications 
MC573 - Media Ethics 
MC612 - Gender Issues and the Media 
MC685 - Media Management 
 3
Electives 
JMC Electives (3-hours must be 500-level or above)9
Total hours in Journalism (Digital Media) Option39