In the program’s small classes, you’ll receive detailed feedback from your instructors, and benefit from their professional experience. Our faculty comes from award-winning magazines, news organizations and websites. Develop your skillset and passions further with electives such as social media, critical writing, political reporting, data journalism, web innovation or designing interactivity.

Some courses you’ll take as part of your magazine, news and digital journalism degree:

MND 411

Visual Thinking for Digital Magazines

This course develops visual design and production skills necessary for entry-level, digital-magazine staffers. Students learn how to curate and display images across platforms and to develop content strategies for page layout, visual assets, and basic web coding.

JNL 211

Cross-Media News Writing

Introductory news writing across media platforms. Learn style, formats, and convention for broadcast and online writing and the rationale for each. Emphasis on news values, judgment, and ethics among journalists. Introduction to criminal justice system.

JNL 221

Foundations of Data and Digital Journalism

In this skills-based course, students survey digital best practices in data journalism, web presentation, and data visualization. Students will study the basic functions and integral properties of data analysis, HTML/CSS, and data visualization/presentation.