This specialization prepares the student for the news professions in a variety of media channels, including newspapers, magazines, books, radio, television, and the Internet. Job roles include news writer, columnist, editorialist, reporter, copy editor, section editor, managing editor, editor-in-chief, broadcast reporter, television news anchor, news director, and webmaster and blogger.
All Communication majors are required to take the following four courses normally completed by the end of sophomore year:
- CM 203 - Introduction to Communication
- CM 201 – Media Writing
- CM 202 – Digital Tools
- CM 308 – Multimedia Storytelling
Journalism majors are required to take a combination of eight 300- and 400-level courses, which include at least three courses under the Journalism specialization. Majors may choose a second specialization.
- CM 301 - News Reporting and Writing
- CM 316 - Travel Reporting
- CM 340 - Advanced Reporting
- CM 361 - Copy Editing
- CM 367 - Sports Writing
- CM 372 - Studio Television Production
- CM 382 - Introduction to Book Publishing
- CM 383 - Broadcast Journalism
- CM 387 - Book Publishing: Manuscript Evaluation and Development
- CM 389 - Media Presence and Performance
Senior Capstone Course: Students must take one senior capstone course for which all prerequisites have been met.
- CM 400 - Senior Capstone in Journalism
- CM 401 - Senior Capstone in Web and Print Media
- CM 402 - Senior Capstone in Video Production
- CM 403 - Senior Capstone in Advertising
- CM 404 - Senior Capstone in Public Relations