Program type:


On Campus
Est. time to complete:

2-3 semesters
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Enhance your education with writing, visual storytelling and fact-finding skills that help you craft the perfect story.
UNT's minor in Journalism teaches an overview of journalism skills including reporting and writing, basic journalism ethics and processes, print and digital journalism, broadcast journalism and photojournalism. Advertising and Public Relations overview courses are also provided.

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Why Earn a Journalism Minor?

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, online and digital news.

The Mayborn School also delivers academic tracks for Advertising and Public Relations.

Journalism Minor Courses You Could Take

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. Course addresses advanced journalism practices including versatility in reporting, ethical decision-making, accuracy, writing proficiency and meeting deadlines
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
Principles of Advertising and Public Relations (3 hrs)
Survey of advertising and public relations principles provides a broad overview of key components used in integrated marketing communication. Explores advertising and PR agencies, media corporations, not-for-profits and other institutions. Topics include history, practices, trends and case studies delivered in two eight-week modules
Media Entrepreneurship and Innovation (3 hrs)
Course provides an overview of the current and future state of media and what it takes to become an entrepreneur. Students will learn how to start a business in media, find customers and pitch a business idea
Mass Communication and Society (3 hrs)
Principles of mass communication including historical, economic, social, ethical and legal factors influencing the operation and content of the mass media. Impact of new technology in changing the media. A survey of mass communication areas (newspapers, magazines, advertising, public relations, television, wire services, internet and networks) and careers they offer

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