2015-2016 Graduate Course Catalog 
    May 26, 2024  
2015-2016 Graduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Broadcast and Digital Journalism, MS


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


Hubert Brown, Michael Cremedas, Barbara C. Fought, Dona Hayes, Keren Henderson, Suzanne Lysak, John Nicholson, Simon Perez, Donald C. Torrance, 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.