Skill Award in Journalism

This skill award prepares students for entry-level careers in journalism. The skill award equips students with current skills in multimedia newsgathering and dissemination that are directly applicable to employment. After completing the program, students will have opportunities to work for newspapers, broadcast (radio and television) newsrooms, online news publishers and other multimedia news outlets as either full-time or freelance journalists.

Required courses:
COMM 101Reporting and Writing News3
COMM 230Desktop Publishing3
COMM 240ANewspaper Production: Beginning Staff3
COMM 250Multimedia Reporting3
Total Units12

Skill Award Level Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Journalism Skill Award will:

  1. Understand and exercise journalistic rights and responsibilities.
  2. Understand the media, information, and their relation to society.
  3. Gain and display skills to gather and disseminate news in multiple formats, including text, photos, audio, video and graphics.