Program type:


On Campus
Est. time to complete:

4 years
Credit Hours:

Tell compelling stories and keep your audience informed across all channels and platforms.
UNT's Bachelor of Arts in Journalism with a concentration in Digital and Print Journalism will teach you the skills you need to communicate and report and write narrative stories to inform, educate and entertain a wide range of audiences. Work in partnership with experienced industry professionals to learn the real-world field of digital and print journalism - for newsrooms, corporate communications, not-for-profits and more.

Want more info?

We're so glad you're interested in UNT! Let us know if you'd like more information and we'll get you everything you need.

Request More Info

Why Earn a Digital and Print Journalism Degree

Developed in close partnership with industry, the Mayborn School of Journalism curriculum gives students broad and diverse skills for work in multiple media platforms. Students develop the skills needed to analyze, evaluate and inform a global audience, as well as to consider the ethical implications of mass communication and its impact in today's world. Mayborn students have access to multimedia labs featuring state-of-the-art computers, software and video equipment. The school emphasizes curriculum and career advising and mentoring by professionally trained faculty and staff.

Our journalism concentrations — Broadcast and Digital, Print and Digital or Photojournalism — can prepare you for a career in reporting, writing, editing and photojournalism (video and photography) for the internet, television, newspapers, magazines and radio. With a strong focus on multi-platform journalism, Mayborn students gain hands-on experience as news reporters, sports reporters, writers, photojournalists, designers and editors for North Texas Daily, and NTDaily TV.

Students receive comprehensive instruction from faculty with extensive professional experience in broadcast, print, online and digital news. They also can complete internships at newspaper, television, radio and web organizations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, the nation's fifth-largest media market, and in other news organizations in the area and across the state.

Marketable Skills
  • Oral and written communication
  • Researching and reporting narrative stories
  • How to collect, analyze and interpret information
  • Knowledge of media operations
  • Storytelling with graphic design/visual materials
  • Teamwork

Digital and Print Journalism Degree Highlights

UNT is located within the fifth-largest media market in the country, offering access to numerous outstanding internship opportunities at advertising agencies throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
While working toward your degree, you will receive hands-on experience through coursework, cutting-edge classrooms and labs and extensive student-run media outlets such as the North Texas Daily, NTTV and NT Daily Radio.
Our student organizations are regularly recognized as among the best in the nation and provide students with valuable connections, mentorship opportunities and the chance to learn from alumni and other working professionals.
Explore international media systems, including the press, magazines, broadcasting and online media, and earn credit hours through our study abroad opportunities.
The Mayborn faculty brings more than 400 years of combined experience in real-world settings to our classrooms to inform and inspire our nearly 1,000 students. And Mayborn alumni work at the heart of some of the world's leading media and communications companies.
The Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism at UNT is among the nation's top schools for journalism and mass communication, with undergraduate and graduate degree programs that prepare students for careers in print and digital journalism, broadcast journalism, advertising, public relations and photojournalism.

Career Outlook

A career in journalism is exciting, dynamic and critical to the future of an informed and enlightened American society. The Mayborn School of Journalism provides students with the creative and critical-thinking skills to prepare them to work in fields including:


  • Journalism — News and sports reporting, writing, visual journalism (stills and video), design and publishing for the internet, newspapers, broadcast, magazines and books
  • Advertising — For agencies, corporations, nonprofit organizations and media
  • Public Relations — For agencies, corporations, government and non-profit organizations
  • Internet — Web and desktop publishing, podcasting and blogging
  • Education — Teaching in secondary schools or institutions of higher learning

Digital and Print Journalism Degree Courses You Could Take

Principles of News (3 hrs)
Understanding the fundamentals of news and newsgathering through lectures, discussions, group projects, hands-on activities, guest speakers and multimedia to educate students on the skills, methods and practices of the 21st-century journalist. Introduction to the business of journalism, audience information needs, reader/viewer engagement and news judgment. Students also learn news writing and reporting principles.
Introduction to Visual Communication for News (3 hrs)
Introduction to basic video photography and editing, still photography and editing, and audio recording and editing for use in news and a digital multi-media environment. Instruction in theory and practice of visual and audio storytelling for news programming. Instruction may include the operation of digital video cameras, digital still cameras, voice recorders and video and audio editing software and hardware.
Multimedia Storytelling for News (3 hrs)
Course prepares students for high-level, long-form visual storytelling using still and video photography. Advanced photojournalism and video documentary techniques are employed while gathering sound, shooting and editing video and producing narrative multimedia stories.
Comparative International Media Systems (3 hrs)
Study of mass media throughout the world with special attention to how media institutions contribute to building democracy. Comparison of print and broadcast news systems, the sources and flow of international news and the challenges of globalism.
Sports Journalism (3 hrs)
Teaches sports reporting, writing, photojournalism and performance for multi-platform use, including web, broadcast and print. Studies column writing, reporting on competition, ethics in sports journalism, sports entertainment, sports business and the impact of sports in society.
Feature Writing (3 hrs)
Analysis of newspaper and magazine feature material, from human interest stories to magazine articles; clinical course to develop writing skills, freelance abilities and interests of journalism students.

Learn More About UNT

Watch this video to learn more about what makes UNT great!