Multimedia Journalism

Jessica Miller

Class of 2009 (BS) and 2013 (MPC)

“I was able to apply the lessons I learned in the classroom to real-life journalism assignments working at the student newspaper and internships. By the time I graduated, I had a portfolio full of work to show potential employers.”

What You Will Learn

The Multimedia Journalism interdisciplinary emphasis will teach you how to collect and write information regarding current events and trends, issues and people for publication in a newspaper, magazine or website. The curriculum emphasizes writing skills, but you will also learn about research, interviewing, editing, layout and design, and legal and ethical issues in journalism. You can specialize in one of the following five multi-disciplinary tracks or you can complete a minor approved by your academic advisor:

  • General Assignment Reporting: Select from a wide range of classes covering subject areas journalists are likely to cover.
  • Literary Journalism: Learn how to tell factual stories using the storytelling techniques of fiction writers.
  • Technical Writing: Expand your employment opportunities in factual writing by learning about technical writing.
  • Web Publishing: Gain expertise in the writing and production skills needed to publish information in new media.
  • Sports Journalism: Develop a broad knowledge of sports and writing and video skills to enter sports journalism.

Careers in Multimedia Journalism

See a list of career possibilities.

Program Requirements

How To Declare Your Major

  1. Complete the Major Declaration Form (PDF) and have your advisor sign it.
  2. Return the form to the Communication Department in Elizabeth Hall, Room 330.

Get Involved

Advisor

Jean Norman, Ph.D.
jeannorman@weber.edu
EH 343, SU401D
801-626-7526

Office Hours
By Appointment