2020-2021 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    
    Aug 06, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Course Catalog

Magazine, News and Digital Journalism, BS


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Contact:

Melissa Chessher, Chair
Magazine, News and Digital Journalism Department
318 Newhouse 3, 315-443-4038

Faculty

Harriet Brown, Melissa Chessher, Aileen Gallagher, Seth Gitner, Jon Glass,  Eric Grode, Jen Grygiel, Roy Gutterman, Joel Kaplan, Stephen M. Masiclat, Greg Munno, Gustav Niebuhr, Dan Pacheco, Adam Peruta, Alex Richards, Corey Takahashi, Jodi Upton

Students in the magazine, news and digital journalism program learn to meet the challenges of a complex and evolving industry. In small classes taught by industry professionals, students develop their ability to create content for a variety of audiences and platforms. The program’s emphasis remains core skills such as editing, interviewing, reporting, and writing. Students also gain experience with design, data, multimedia, and social media, and produce content for The NewsHouse, the Newhouse School’s multimedia news magazine, campus publications, and local media outlets. Curriculum also includes diversity issues, law, and ethics.

Student Learning Outcomes Magazine, News and Digital Journalism


In addition to the comprehensive Newhouse School learning outcomes listed in the School’s Educational Mission , students in the Magazine, News and Digital Journalism major are expected to achieve the following additional learning outcome:

  • Integrate journalism skills to report, research, write, and produce a range of content types for a variety of platforms and audiences

Major Requirements


Students are required to complete 42 Newhouse credits in the Magazine, News and Digital Journalism major. The major requirements are outlined below.

Grammar Competency Requirement


Students must complete a grammar competency as part of their degree requirements. There are two ways students can satisfy this competency:

  • First, by passing a grammar competency exam during their first semester on campus. The exam will be given twice - once before the end of the first week of classes and a second time prior to registration the next semester.  A passing grade on the exam will fulfill the competency requirement.
  • Secondly, by passing COM 101, a 0-credit grammar course which will be mandatory for students who fail the grammar competency exam.  This course can be repeated until a passing grade is earned and the competency is met.

 Students must meet the grammar competency to receive a degree.

Secondary Tracks


Students will choose one track, 9 credits.

Magazine (9 credits)


OR

News (9 credits)


OR

Digital (9 credits)


Global Experience Requirement


The Global Experience requirement may be fulfilled by studying abroad or taking an approved class. A list of courses that fulfill this requirement can be found in the Newhouse Guide Book. If a student chooses to take a Newhouse class to fulfill this requirement, the additional Newhouse hours will be added to the 122 credits needed for graduation if the student has reached the Newhouse credit maximum.

Total: 42 Newhouse credits required


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