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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.
Students select courses from six journalism concentrations and receive comprehensive instruction from faculty with extensive professional experience in broadcast, print, digital news, advertising and public relations.
Courses prepare you for a career teaching 8-12 level students in a variety of areas, including yearbook, newspaper, broadcast, news production, copywriting, producing and all other areas of high school journalism. You will gain practical field experience through a practical internship, as well as student teaching.
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:
By getting your certification in journalism, you will also be prepared to begin a career in teaching.