The Multimedia Journalism BA major at Keene State College is dedicated to investigating the role of journalism in contemporary society within a liberal arts perspective. The major prepares students for careers in multimedia journalism.
The major provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the media and prepares them for careers in the field by enabling them to develop news judgment, storytelling, social media, production, photojournalism, and technical skills in an applied setting. The curriculum emphasizes the professional concepts and practices of press objectivity, fairness, accuracy, and freedom of the press as well as the development of analytical, writing, research, interviewing, production, and presentation skills.
The curriculum approaches storytelling from a multimedia perspective, equipping students to select the appropriate platform for each story. A grade of C or higher must be earned in each Journalism course or course substitution counted toward the major.
Integrative Studies Requirements
40 credits minimum
Journalism - Multimedia
|Major Requirements (46 credits)|
|IHJRN-130||Media Writing Fundamentals||4|
|JRN-160||Thinking Like a Journalist||2|
|IHJRN-240||Social Media Fundamentals||4|
|COMM-385||Digital Communication Law & Ethics||4|
|Practicum 1 (4 credits)||4|
|Sports Broadcast Journalism|
|Advanced Media Production|
|JRN-391||Multimedia: Public Affairs||4|
|Practicum 2 (4 credits)||4|
|Journalism Internship (2 to 12 credits, 4 credits count toward major)|
|Select one of the following:||4|
|Graphic Design Process|
|Creative Nonfiction Writing|
|Strategic Digital Communication|
|Professional Writing Workshop|
|Creative Digital Non-Fiction|
|Topics in Production II|
|Social Media Analytics|
A grade of C or higher must be earned in each Journalism course or course substitution counted toward the major.
Select courses to reach a total of 120 credits for the degree.
40 credits at the upper-level
Upon completion of the Journalism major students will:
- Know and apply journalistic information gathering, research, and analysis methods.
- Research, write and produce a coherent, accurate, fair, and appropriately comprehensive account of a news event for publication via social media and multimedia.
- Apply legal and ethical principles to professional communication activities.
- Attain proficiency with a variety of journalistic tools, especially multimedia information gathering, analytics, dissemination, editing, and production software and equipment.
- Think critically when analyzing the relationship between mass media and society from historical, legal, ethical, and contemporary perspectives.