Journalism is undergoing an exciting period of change, and we are right in step with it. In some areas, such as investigative reporting, we actually are leaders in the field.
This past spring, we approved state-of-the art curriculum changes in the area of digital and multimedia journalism for undergraduates. For graduate students, we have been making important changes with the needs of young professionals in mind. Please see the graduate program on our website for details on how to apply.
Our program is suited for future journalists, but we also provide wonderful training in communications skills for people interested in public relations and all forms of communication. Business leaders tell us they welcome these job candidates, and our co-ops provide a wonderful door to the working world. Our students are practicing real journalism and doing work for real clients in our courses as well.
Our faculty and staff are busy preparing exciting events and innovative classes for the fall semester:
Professor Dan Kennedy’s book “The Wired City, Reimaging Journalism and Civic Life in the Post-Newspaper Age” was released in May. Kennedy, an expert and leading teacher on digital changes in how journalism is being practiced, will talk about his book at an event this fall.
We also are planning a screening of Emily Harrold’s “Reporting on the Times, The New York Times and the Holocaust,” a film based on Professor Laurel Leff’s acclaimed book, Buried by The Times: The Holocaust and America’s Most Important Newspaper. Watch for more information about these and other events in the College of Arts Media and Design posted on our website.
As we approach the end of the fall semester, we wish you a safe and enjoyable holiday and look forward to seeing you in the spring!
Stephen D. Burgard
Director, School of Journalism