An Optional Specialization for Communication Majors
Champlain College's Journalism specialization teaches students how to become knowledgeable and dexterous journalists in a variety of media; print, online, digital, and broadcast.
Matched with a Communication degree, the Journalism specialization gives students a highly specialized skill set that will provide a distinctive advantage in the job market.
- Learn the fundamental skills of journalism, including proper interview techniques, meeting deadlines, and researching in the three primary types of narrative form: news, features, and news-features.
- Take advantage of the digital age to incorporate audio and visuals in your writing for webcasts and podcasts.
- Learn the difference between a blog and a news blog, and the role social media plays in the field.
- Learn professional codes of conduct, artistic and social responsibility, and the issues surrounding privacy, freedom of expression and public interest.
- Run both of the student newspapers, complete with a student editorial board, with a goal of publishing online bi-weekly and distributing monthly print papers.
- Courses toward the end of the specialization sequence will have a specific emphasis on the creative and intellectual approach to journalism.
COURSES IN THIS SPECIALIZATION CURRENTLY INCLUDE: