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Department of Communication, Media, & Persuasion

Multiplatform Journalism

Multiplatform Journalism is a versatile major designed to prepare students for a well-rounded education across media industries including newspapers, magazines, television, radio, and the web. Students also gain experience learning about media history, First Amendment law, and the Hollywood entertainment industry. In their coursework, multiplatform journalism students work on reporting items that are published in local media outlets. The major's multimedia focus includes newer forms of hand-on media experience, including blogging, podcasting and screenwriting. The journalism professor has experience writing for such media outlets as Sports Illustrated, worked in the Hollywood entertainment industry, and teaches and researches political media.

A new student exchange program offers majors the ability to study for a semester or year at Karlstad University, in Sweden, with a tuition waiver.
Potential jobs in the field: News Editor, Television Anchor or Reporter, Magazine Writer, Sports Broadcaster, Blogger, Video Production Editor, News Columnist, Radio Deejay, Newspaper Reporter, Screenwriter, travel writing, publishing, screenwriting for film and television, law school, blogging, and/or media business training.
Multiplatform Journalism
  • Department Electives:
  • Complete 9 credits from other course offerings in the CMP curriculum, at least three of which are at the 3000-level or above.

    To fulfill the department electives, students are encouraged to meet with their advisor to effectively supplement required coursework in multiplatform journalism by pursuing courses that cater to their professional interests offered in the department’s other areas, which include public relations, advertising, video production, photography, design, rhetoric.

    It is strongly recommended that multiplatform journalism majors fulfill their general education in objective 7/8 by taking CMP 2203: Media Literacy.


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