B.S. in Multimedia Journalism
Bachelor of Science in Multimedia Journalism
Format: In person on the Statesboro Campus
Credit Hours: 124
The Multimedia Journalism (formerly Multimedia Information) program provides knowledge of the evolving issues that journalists must cover in society. The program includes newspapers, specialty publications, magazines, online publications. The Multimedia Journalism core curriculum is strongly grounded in the Liberal Arts, while the major courses provide students a balance of the practical and theoretical aspects of the discipline. The curriculum has been modified to reflect the growing trend within the media industry toward convergence. Students will be prepared to deliver information across diverse platforms.
Multimedia Journalism students are encouraged to pursue their interests as paid staff members with The George-Anne newspaper and The Southern Reflector magazine, where they write, edit, and manage publications on a daily basis. Students are also encouraged to apply for internships to gain professional experience.
In fall 2019, the Georgia Southern Department of Communication Arts received an “A” grade for its commitment to providing its students with coursework in mass communication history from the American Journalism Historians Association. In a just-completed national study of more than 200 colleges and universities – conducted by the American Journalism Historians Association – Communication Arts has been named one of the top schools in the nation for educating its students in Journalism and Multimedia Film and Production in the comprehension of the historic foundations of their areas of study. At a time when some communication schools no longer provide students with a course in media history, Communication Arts believes it is critical for students to comprehend the basis on which current media practices are grounded in historic precedence. Georgia Southern Communication Arts joins such noteworthy universities as Northwestern, Michigan State and Missouri in achieving its ranking of excellence.
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Minor in Multimedia Film & Production
COMM 2332 – Media and Society (3)
FILM 2200 – Introduction to Cinema (3)
MMFP 2335 – Intro. to Media Writing (3)*
Three Upper Division MMFP courses (9 hours)
*Contact the Department regarding upper-division electives.
- Multimedia Advisory Board
- Society of Communication Scholars
- Society of Professional Journalists
- National Association of Black Journalists
- Multimedia Journalism Faculty
|This course rotation is tentative and is dependent on the availability of faculty.
|The following courses are typically offered both fall and spring semesters each year:
|MMJ 2331: Intro to Journalism
|MMJ 3100: News Reporting & Writing I
|MMJ 3200: News Reporting & Writing II
|MMJ 3631: Fundamentals of Multimedia Journalism
|MMJ 3711: Multimedia Journalism Practicum
|MMJ 4190: Converged News Production
|MMJ 4339: Public Affairs Reporting
|MMJ 4791: Multimedia Journalism Internship (permission required)
|MMJ 4831: Directed Study in Multimedia Journalism (permission required)
|The following courses are typically offered each fall semester:
|MMJ 3332: Feature Writing
|MMJ 3334: Audio Production for Journalists
|The following courses are typically offered each spring semester:
|MMJ 3335: Copy Editing
|The following courses are offered each summer:
|MMJ 3333: Photojournalism
|The following courses are typically offered every other fall:
|MMJ 3336: Business Journalism
COMM 3431: Digital Media Entrepreneurship
|The following courses are typically offered every other spring:
|MMJ 4333: Opinion Journalism
MMJ 4334: Magazine Writing & Editing
|MMJ 4332: Sports Journalism
MMJ 4337: STEM Journalism
|The following courses will be offered sporadically:
|MMJ 3030: Selected topics in Multimedia Journalism
|MMJ 3460: Travel & Tourism Writing
|MMJ 4336: Digital Journalism (fall semesters)
This course provides multimedia journalism majors with supervised practical experience on a full-time basis at an approved media site. All students are required to earn a C in MMJ 3331 before applying for an internship. A maximum of three hours of internship credit may be applied to the MMJ degree program. Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of “C” in MMJ 3100 and MMJ 3200 or departmental approval required and 2.75 GPA.
For more information, please contact Dr. Holly Cowart at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last updated: 11/28/2023