Students in this major practice journalism in all media with emphasis on clear, effective writing and presentation within tight deadlines. They build essential skills such as interviewing, research and revising.
Students use freedom-of-information legislation, update their photography skills and employ social media to research and publish their work, including a weekly blog on journalistic issues. They propose, research and write stories in daylong sessions, and they are encouraged to sell their work to appropriate news organizations.
Students also study non-fiction work including books and video documentaries. They organize their resumes and online portfolios in preparation for work placements and employment.