2018-2019 Graduate Course Catalog 
    Feb 28, 2024  
2018-2019 Graduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Broadcast and Digital Journalism, MS


Chris Tuohey, Chair,
318B Newhouse 3, 315-443-4118.


Hubert Brown, Barbara C. Fought, Dona Hayes, Keren Henderson, Suzanne Lysak, Simon Perez, Les Rose, Chris Tuohey, Randy Wenner

The master’s degree program in broadcast and digital journalism is designed to provide the necessary combination of practical training and theoretical study to prepare students for careers in electronic journalism. All students take required coursework in writing, information gathering and reporting, editing, producing, and anchoring for both traditional and new media platforms. No previous training in broadcasting or journalism is required.

The final on-campus capstone course for the master’s degree involves the production of two daily newscasts. Newscast production takes place in our state-of-the-art combined newsroom and HD studio.  The newsroom space includes 27 workstations equipped with ENPS© (a widely used news production system), Adobe Premiere Pro © for video editing and Ross XPression © for graphic creation.  The studio portion features fully robotic cameras, a video wall, two large screen monitors, an anchor desk and interview area.  The adjacent control room is fully automated with Ross Overdrive © technology.  Student journalists are also able to report live from the scene of news stories using Dejero © portable equipment.  

The on-campus capstone is followed by a summer seminar and internship in Washington, D.C. (Students who choose to be involved in the Sports Communications Emphasis may be placed in internships elsewhere.)

This 40-credit program leads to a Master of Science (M.S.) in Broadcast and Digital Journalism.

Student Learning Outcomes in Broadcast and Digital Journalism

In addition to the comprehensive Newhouse School learning outcomes listed in the School’s Educational Mission  , students in the Broadcast and Digital Journalism Master’s program are expected to achieve the following additional learning outcomes:

1. Analyze data in order to draw conclusions about effectiveness of journalistic practices and audience interacton with journalistic content.

2. Effectively communicate ideas and information vocally and apply professional live reporting techniques.

Electives (6 Credits, Choose Two Courses)

Selection varies in any given year.

Total: 40 credits