Prepare to face the challenge of keeping up with the latest trends, technologies, and industry debates as you learn the skills for today’s media workplaces.  Journalism is undergoing a comprehensive evolution and that means expanded opportunity for media-savvy students with excellent communication skills.  Today, traditional print and broadcast media outlets incorporate many interactive media tools such as blogs, podcasts, photography, and video using Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  The Journalism and Media Studies program prepares students to think critically, write well, and be adaptable communicators able to transition fluidly from one medium to the next.

With a B.A. in Journalism and Media Studies, a student who sees herself as a non-fiction storyteller with a passion to educate and engage an audience with words, sounds, and visuals, has a career in her future as a digital journalist, media manager or communications specialist.

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Degree Level: Undergraduate
Degree Type: B.A.
School: College of Arts and Sciences, School of Professional Studies
Offered as a Major: Yes
Offered as a Minor: No
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Prepare to face the challenge of keeping up with the latest trends, technologies, and industry debates as you learn the skills for today’s media workplaces.  Journalism is undergoing a comprehensive evolution and that means expanded opportunity for media-savvy students with excellent communication skills.  Today, traditional print and broadcast media outlets incorporate many interactive media tools such as blogs, podcasts, photography, and video using Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  The Journalism and Media Studies program prepares students to think critically, write well, and be adaptable communicators able to transition fluidly from one medium to the next.

With a B.A. in Journalism and Media Studies, a student who sees herself as a non-fiction storyteller with a passion to educate and engage an audience with words, sounds, and visuals, has a career in her future as a digital journalist, media manager or communications specialist.

Affordable Tuition

The affordable tuition for the Journalism and Media Studies (weekday) degree program in CAS, SPS is $590 per credit hour.

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Prepare to face the challenge of keeping up with the latest trends, technologies, and industry debates as you learn the skills for today’s media workplaces.

Learn In Demand Skills

  • Master the skills in demand today for journalists and communications professionals in news organizations, non-profits, government agencies and corporate entities
  • Learn the skills and concepts to engage in effective digital storytelling across media platforms and the most productive ways to use technology
  • Combine the strong traditions of history, ethics and effective reporting and storytelling with modern tools and methods
  • Learn to write clearly and accurately; think creatively and analytically; have a strong liberal arts foundation; know how to use technology and operate professionally in social media spaces

Gain Experience: Recent Internships

  • National Public Radio (NPR)
  • DCTV
  • Prince George’s Community Radio

Prepare for Success: Potential Careers

There is a diverse range of jobs related to journalism and media studies.  Students need to be mindful that every career path is different.   A very competitive field requires students to be self-motivated and industrious and to consider gaining practical experience through internships to gain additional work experience.  Students with this degree can expect to find job as a:

Multimedia Specialist
Television/Radio/Film/Video Producer
Web Content Provider
Social Media Specialist
Broadcast Journalist
Writer
Media Planner
Public Relations Officer
Communication Specialist
Program Researchers
Advertising Account Executive
Advertising Copywriter
Broadcast Presenter
Broadcast Journalist
Information Officer
Magazine Journalist

Featured Journalism and Media Studies (weekday) Courses

JAMS 200 Multicultural Media History
JAMS 302 Multi-media Storytelling
JAMS 322 Sport Reporting and Writing
JAMS 410 Advanced Reporting and Writing in Hyper-Local Newsroom
JAMS 415 Political Campaign Coverage
JAMS 418 Gender, Race, and Class in the Media

Being in the Journalism and Media Studies program at Trinity has taught me to step outside of my comfort zone. It has shaped me into a stronger and more confident woman. With the guidance of my professors, I’ve improved my skills in writing, graphic design photography and journalism. I have been inspired to combine these skills with my passion for fashion and makeup artistry which resulted in creating my own digital and print magazine called Color Story.
Dayna Hood, ’18- Frank Karel Fellow

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