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Journalism Program Learning Outcomes

A student who graduates with a major in Journalism should be able to:

  • Knowledge: Explain the role of the free press in a democratic society, apply the principles and laws of free speech, identify the key events history of journalism, and identify the trends of the current media landscape and of the journalism profession.
  • Skills: Conduct relevant research, identify and interview sources for news articles, evaluate source credibility, synthesize acquired information and opinions, and present the resulting news stories in clear and concise fashion using a variety of words, images and sound.
  • Collaboration: Collaborate with respect for others and make ethical choices in the production, management, funding and promotion of media messages.
  • Respect and values: Recognize insensitivity, disrespect and injustice; develop practices to respect and include minority voices and perspectives.