Journalism Specialization

A FOCUSED AREA OF STUDY FOR PROFESSIONAL WRITING MAJORS

Journalism has always been an exciting field. With an ever-increasing number of digital news venues this constantly changing and growing profession offers more opportunity than ever before. Champlain's journalism specialization prepares you with the hands-on skills, expertise and knowledge to enter a field with enormous potential.


  • Learn the fundamental skills of journalism, including interview techniques, research and meeting deadlines.
  • Write extensively in the three primary narrative journalistic forms: news, features and news-features.
  • Incorporate audio and visuals in your writing for webcasts and podcasts.
  • Get hands-on experience in the role that social media plays in the business.
  • Examine the contemporary media environment, including corporate ownership, censorship, and the issues involving privacy, freedom of expression and public interest.
  • Learn professional codes of conduct, artistic and social responsibility, and the ethics of reporting.
  • Join the staff of Champlain's student-run news source,The Crossover. Leadership opportunities include editor-in-chief and managing editor, as well as an assistant editor for news, features, columns, or arts and entertainment, giving you first-hand experience in the behind-the-scenes production process.

COURSES IN THIS SPECIALIZATION CURRENTLY INCLUDE:

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