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Journalism Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the journalism program students should be able to:

  1. Knowledge: Explain the role of the free press in a democratic society, apply the principles and laws of free speech, identify key events in the history of journalism, and identify the trends of current media, especially in journalism practice.
  2. Skills: Conduct relevant research, identify and interview sources for news stories, evaluate source credibility, and present the resulting news stories in a clear and concise fashion using a variety of appropriate words, images and sound.
  3. Values: Develop practices to respect stakeholders in the journalistic process and include diverse perspectives. Collaborate respectfully with others to make ethical choices in the production, management, funding and promotion of media messages. Report to audiences the options for hope and viable solutions to problems beyond only the controversies, corruption and problems themselves.