Journalism- Bachelor of Arts

For information, contact the area director of the journalism program, 145 Williams Hall, 513-529-1934.

This program provides students with a liberal arts approach to integrated journalism (print, broadcast, and web) focusing on proficiency in critical thinking, writing, reporting, and editing. These skills prepare students for careers in print and broadcast journalism, new media, related professions, and graduate studies. The program further emphasizes the importance of acting as ethical and productive members of the media and the community at large. In addition, all journalism students must choose and complete a second major outside the Department of Media, Journalism and Film.

Program Requirements

(40 semester hours)

Core requirements
JRN 101Introduction to Journalism3
JRN 201Reporting and News Writing I 13
JRN 202Reporting and News Writing II3
JRN 318Advanced Storytelling in Journalism3
JRN 412Public Affairs Reporting3
MAC 143Introduction to Media3
MAC 211Introduction to Video Production4
IMS 201Information Studies in the Digital Age3
Analytical Courses
Select two of the following (see JRN area director to sub other media related courses):6-8
Introduction to Comparative Media
Journalism Law and Ethics
Electronic Media Policy and Regulation
International Journalism
Inside Washington Semester Experience
Media, Representation, and Society
Media History
Media Technology & Culture
Media Globalization
Mass Media and Politics
Creative Courses
Select two of the following:6
Online Journalism
Digital Audio Reporting
Digital Video Reporting
Editing and Design
Specialized Journalism 2
Capstone
Select one of the following:3-8
Practicum in Television Journalism
Inside Washington
Capstone in Journalism
Internship 2
Internship 3
Total Credit Hours40-47
1

Prerequisite for all JRN 202 and all 300- and 400-level JRN writing/editing courses

2

 An internship is not required but strongly encouraged for all majors.

3

 This course can be repeated.

Students seeking the Bachelor of Arts in Journalism meet the College of Arts and Science writing in the major requirement by completing the following course/s: JRN 201, JRN 318 and JRN 412.