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Undergraduate Academics

Journalism

Classwork:
The sequence prepares students for multimedia journalism careers at newspapers, magazines and the full range of online organizations. Required coursework includes reporting, editing, graphics and specialized writing across media, as well as courses aimed at providing professional and societal context to the profession.

Career development:
Internships give students opportunities to work in local and regional media as well as some of the country’s top newsrooms and multimedia journalism organizations. Recent placements have included numerous Dow Jones internship recipients and a student selected to travel through Africa and do multimedia reporting with New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristoff. Many students also take leadership roles in the full range of on-campus student media.

Capstone Experience:
Senior journalism majors work in the integrated Dateline Carolina/Carolina Reporter multimedia newsroom to produce The Carolina Reporter print edition and the regularly updated Datelinecarolina.org. Faculty and media professionals provide regular feedback on the work and the publication and its staff consistently win state, regional and national awards, including being judged among the "Best in the Nation" by the Society of Professional Journalists.

Mass Communication

Classwork:
The mass communication concentration provides students with a broad intellectual grounding in the field, as well as well as the opportunity to engage in detailed exploration of the role of media and media institutions in society.

Students in the concentration take a common core of courses along with students from other sequences as well as principles courses in journalism, advertising, public relations and visual communication. Mass communication students also have the opportunity to take multiple electives and concentration-specific courses meant to ensure a deep understanding of key mass communications ideas.

Career progression:
The mass communication concentration is designed to produce well-rounded students who are media literate and capable of thinking critically, creatively and independently. Graduates would be equipped to take jobs directly out of their undergraduate programs or pursue advanced degrees in any number of academic or professional fields.

Capstone Experience:
Mass communication majors must complete two 500-level conceptual courses in the areas of Freedom, Responsibility, and Ethics of the Mass Media (JOUR 501) and Mass Media Criticism (JOUR 506).

 

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Academic Bulletin

Journalism Faculty

Carolina Reporter/Dateline Carolina

Majors:

Advertising

Public Relations

Broadcast Journalism

Journalism

Visual Communications

 
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