Digital journalism is rapidly redefining the field of news and reporting; with this degree you’ll be poised to join the forefront of this leading-edge movement. Your studies will provide a solid foundation in traditional journalistic practices and theories and will also ground you in new forms of digital journalism. As a journalist you’ll be faced with professional challenges that require a clear understanding of the ethical and legal ramifications of newsgathering and dissemination; this course will explore those issues and more. You’ll learn the theories and methods for gathering information and writing for news beats, as well as developing investigative and features stories. You’ll also learn to write for different media outlets in print, broadcast, and Web-based formats like blogs and podcasts.
Entire program can be completed online
Understand the legal boundaries of responsible journalism
Learn effective techniques for fact-checking information and stories
Recognize what constitutes a newsworthy piece
Differentiate the styles and forms of news and feature stories
Write focused news and feature stories for various platforms
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