Bachelor in Multimedia Journalism

General

Program Description

Top reasons why you should join us:

  • 3 publications offer opportunities for involvement: The Simpsonian newspaper, KSTM radio, ID Magazine
  • Guaranteed internships mean that all students graduate with professional experience ready to start their careers with success.
  • Faculty with professional experience guide your studies and help you develop your path to achieve your goals. All students receive individual advising for coursework and job/internship search.
  • Simpson's strategic location just outside of Des Moines offers the internship, job shadow and career opportunities at major broadcast affiliates, newspapers, and magazines. 100% of our Spring 2012 survey respondents affirmed their full-time employment (89% response rate).

We admit it. Keeping up with the pace of the ever-changing communications channels and how best to use them is a challenge. Our communications faculty members have proven they are up for the challenge and work hard to keep you on the cutting edge of new, exciting communications mediums.

A degree in multimedia journalism means our students master the art of traditional writing, editing and reporting skills, plus learn how to create podcasts, video and audio productions along with website content. It’s our innovative approach to journalism that keeps our successful Simpson students current with the fast pace of new media.

Multimedia Journalism Major

Students will complete ten courses plus internship as follows:

Required:

  • Comm 101 Introduction to Communication & Media Studies
  • Comm 211 Beginning Newswriting & Reporting
  • Comm 220 Mass Communication & Society OR Comm 275 Gender, Race, Class & Media
  • Comm 221 Video Production OR Comm 271 Audio Production
  • Comm 301 Media Law & Ethics
  • Comm 311 Editing & Design
  • Comm 315 Journalism 2.0
  • Comm 351 History of Media Technologies in America
  • Comm 361 Seminar in Multimedia Journalism
  • Comm 155 Student Media Practicum
  • Comm 319 Internship

Multimedia Journalism Minor

Students will complete six courses as follows:

Required:

  • Comm 101 Introduction to Communication & Media Studies
  • Comm 211 Beginning News-writing & Reporting
  • Comm 220 Mass Communication & Society OR Comm 275 Gender, Race, Class & Media
  • Comm 221 Video News-writing & Production OR Comm 271 Audio Writing & Production
  • Comm 301 Mass Media Law & Ethics
  • Comm 311 Editing & Design
Last updated Feb 2018

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