Master’s Degree Concentrations
Students can choose from the following models.
- Business Journalism
- Business journalism prepares students for writing, reporting on complex business stories.
- Cross Platform Editing and Producing
- This model is for students who want to tell stories using the tools of visual journalism. Critical thinking skills and application methods are studied and practiced in courses that cover design skills, management issues and theoretical frameworks.
- Data Journalism
- This model is intended to teach students how to gather, analyze and visualize data to tell compelling stories.This model requires either prior journalism experience or completion of an introductory reporting class.
- Journalism and Strategic Communication Research
- This area is intended for professionally prepared students who plan to write a thesis and for students who intend to pursue a doctorate.
- Photojournalism and Documentary Journalism
- The photojournalism model educates students in the theory and skills of photojournalism. The documentary journalism model educates students in the theory and skills of long-form storytelling through documentary methods.
- Television and Digital News Reporting
- No prior experience required. Students enrolled in this model have the opportunity to gain the skills they need to earn a position in a radio newsroom. This model is for students with no prior broadcast experience.
- Strategic Communication: Advertising and Public Relations
- The advertising model educates students in the principles and practice of all communication designed to create a desired response from a given audience. The strategic communication model educates students in the principles and practice of all communication designed to create a desired response from a given audience.
- Visual Editing and Management
- The visual editing and management model educates students in the theory and skills of picture editing, visual presentation in print and online publications.