Our core curriculum is supplemented by electives that take advantage of the college and university’s interdisciplinary strengths.
- Our undergraduate program prepares students for careers in print, broadcast, online journalism, and public relations.
- Our graduate program offers a Professional Concentration, and a Media Innovation Concentration.
- Our school is committed to remaining on the cutting edge of new technology. We have two computer labs equipped with iMacs and PCs with the latest software. We have our own new media offerings, and our students have access to extensive offerings in interactive media through our relationship with the Creative Industries initiative. We also have a state-of-the-art newsroom featuring a bank of computers and cable television. This newsroom is used for two courses:
- Investigative Reporting, taught by Walter Robinson, former Boston Globe Spotlight editor and Pulitzer Prize winner, introduces students to investigative reporting. In this class, students work on projects for publication in The Boston Globe.
- Newsroom Practices, taught by Lincoln McKie formerly from the Worcester Telegram, Lowell Sun and Transcript Newspapers, introduces students to the real world of news publishing. Students write for the New England Press Bulletin, a monthly publication featuring news about the New England newspapers and the news business. The Bulletin published both paper and online versions.
The School of Journalism recently opened a student lounge and study area next to the newsroom.