Journalism Specialization

An Optional Specialization for Communication Majors

Journalism is at a crossroads. 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.

Matched with a Communication degree, the Journalism specialization gives students a distinguished skill set that will provide a distinctive advantage in the job market.

  • Learn the fundamental skills of journalism, including interview techniques, research, and deadline management.
  • Write extensively in the three primary narrative journalistic forms: news, features, and news features.
  • Incorporate audio, digital photography, and videography in journalistic webcasts and podcasts.
  • 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 online news source, The Crossover, giving you firsthand experience in the production process.

Courses In This Specialization Currently Include:

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