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Multimedia Journalism is a concentration of the Communication major
What an incredibly exciting time to be interested in journalism! The newspaper industry is trying to figure out how to make money in the new digital economy, but one thing is certain: journalism will not go away. For students studying journalism it is important to choose a program that embraces the changing dynamics of journalism and prepares students for the uncertain future.
The Curry College multimedia journalism concentration immerses students in all facets of digital news gathering. Students will write for a traditional paper, but also learn how to put stories on the web, enhance them with podcasts and video reports, and even blog about the latest reporting "scoop."
Curry's faculty includes professors with decades of journalism experience, from major network affiliates to newspapers like The Boston Globe and multimedia producing experiences from powerhouses like Washingtonpost.com. We have created a seamless convergence with our newspaper, radio, and television concentrations to make sure our students are ready for every opportunity the digital future may bring.
The "old" skill set of putting together a traditional paper will not be left undone. Under the supervision of the journalism faculty, The Currier Times provides students with hands-on experience in production of an entirely student-written newspaper. Multimedia Journalism students also contribute to the Currier Times Online (CurrierTimes.net)
Students gain experience in reporting, editing, proofreading, layout, and design, along with advertising and business operations.
Courses for the Multimedia Journalism concentration include:Required:
|COM 2900||News Writing and Multimedia Reporting||3 credits|
|COM 2761||Digital Video Editing||3 credits|
|COM 2501/2502||Newspaper/Multimedia Journalism Practicum||3 credits|
|COM 3506||Media Law & Ethics||3 credits|
Choose two of the following:
|COM 2760||Video Field Production||3 credits|
|COM 2762||Digital Audio Production: Pro Tools||3 credits|
|GD 2769||Desktop Publishing: Adobe InDesign||3 credits|
Choose one of the following:
|COM 2070||Broadcast News||3 credits|
|COM 2390||Writing About Sports||3 credits|
|ENG 2396||Creative Non-Fiction||3 credits|
|COM 3350||Investigative Reporting||3 credits|
Total: 21 Credits
When Assistant Professor of Communication Jeff Lemberg arrived at Curry College, part of his charge was moving the program curriculum into the multimedia world - a world that has become increasingly important, especially within the media industry, and one that demands a broad set of skills for success.
The Currier Times and curriertimes.net are Curry College's student-produced news publications. Students blog, cover breaking campus news, write feature stories, and produce photo slideshows, podcasts and videos and gain a wealth of experience in print publishing, including long-form writing, copyediting, photography, photo editing and page design.