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A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications

Journalism

Being a journalist means telling stories on all platforms. Never before has a journalist’s reach been so vast. A story filed from western Kansas can be read, seen and heard instantly in Western Europe.

Journalism students must be curious, critical thinkers who know how to work creatively and collaboratively.

You'll learn how to share stories through words and images, through social media and interactive content on all screens.

JMC journalism graduates are newsroom leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs. Our grads have gone on to National Geographic, the Kansas City Star and all manner of sports reporting. All students receive training in basic reporting skills, and they learn to produce content for print, audio, video and digital media. The curriculum enables students to further hone skills in writing, reporting and media across platforms.

Check the JMC Curriculum Guide for a complete list of requirements both for Journalism as well as the general Arts and Sciences degree requirements and course options.

 


Journalism Careers

CommentatorJournalistPublisher
CopywriterNewscasterReporter
CorrespondentPhotojournalistStation Programmer
EditorPicture EditorTechnical Writer
DesignerProducerVideographer
Graphic ArtistProduction specialistWeb Developer

 


Journalism Curriculum

 
Required JMC Gateway Courses (9 credit hours)
Hours
MC 110 - Mass Communication in Society3
MC 130 - Writing Acad: Writing Conventions and Mechanics1
MC 131 - Writing Acad: Writing Styles and Platforms1
MC 130 - Writing Acad: Writing Perspectives1
MC 191-196 Foundational Skills (choose three) 
         MC 191 - Audio1
         MC 192 - Pixel1
         MC 193 - Video1
         MC 194 - Social Media1
         MC 195 - Vector1
         MC 196 - Web and CMS1
TOTAL 9


Required JMC Core Courses  (24 credit hours)
Hours
MC 160 - Principles of Journalism3
MC 200 - News Reporting & Writing Across Platforms3
MC 301 - Intro to Media Production3
MC 316 - Data Journalism3
MC 341 - Media Design & Data Visualization3
MC 385 - Media Practicum1
MC 466 - Media Law3
MC 491 - Internship1-3
MC 580 - Storytelling Across Platforms3
TOTAL24


Journalism Techniques Electives  (Choose two, a total of six cr. hours)
Hours
MC 331 - Digital Photography3
MC 340 - Editing for Print and Online Media3
MC 345 - Application of Layout & Printing Techniques3
MC 370 - Social Media Strategies3
MC 390 - Social Media News Strategies3
MC 403 - Advanced News Reporting & Writing3
MC 406 - KKSU-TV News Reporting3
MC 410 - Sports Journalism3
MC 416 - Photojournalism3
MC 426 - Magazine Writing, Editing and Design3
MC 469 - Drones Photography and Video 3
MC 471 - Advanced Media Production3
MC 472 - KKSU-TV News Production3
MC 498 - Portfolio3


Conceptual Electives  (Choose two, a total of six cr. hours)
Hours
MC 502 - Strategic Communications Case Studies3
MC 555 - Media Audiences3
MC 564 - Mass Media History3
MC 572 - Global Communications3
MC 573 - Media Ethics3
MC 576 - Mass Media and Political Campaigns3
MC 585 - Media Management3
MC 589 - Inter-Cultural Digital Storytelling3
MC 605 - Supervision of School Publications3
MC 612 - Gender, Class, Race and the Media3
MC 662 - International / Intercultural Public Relations 3
MC 683 - Reputation Management3
MC 665 - Managing Integrated Strategic Communications3
MC 712 - Environmental Communications3