News and Information

The School of Journalism and Mass Communication offers a BS in News and Information, as well as a MSJ, MSJ-IMC, MS/JD, and a PhD. This prepares students for careers in reporting, writing and editing for the media, including newspapers, magazines, radio, television and the Internet. At the capstone level, students apply their learning by working on campus media. If you see yourself as a reporter, writer or editor--online, broadcast or in print--then the News and Information track is for you.

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Sample of Related Skills

  • Learn the theory and practice of professional communication 

  • Understand the theoretical foundations underlying persuasive messaging 

  • Conduct detailed, extensive, and accurate audience analysis 

  • Employ basic techniques for data gathering, analysis and statistics 

  • Develop core skills in writing, editing, storytelling, and design 

  • Apply communication concepts and theories to address everyday dilemmas within the dimensions of ethics, society, law, technology, relationships, and culture 

  • Demonstrate oral communication skills including public speaking, advanced decision-making, and negotiation and collaboration 

Popular Career Paths

Newspaper/Magazine Publishing: Includes all aspects of newspaper production: writing, editing, advertising, producing, distributing.

Book Publishing: Involves all elements of creating, writing, composing, editing, and publishing fiction and non-fiction books.

Electronic Media: Includes careers in such mediums as radio, television, and the internet both in front of and behind the scenes.

Technical Writing: Involves much attention to detail and accuracy through writing in for corporations or textbook book publishers.

Business: Generally requires fluency in business, writing, and marketing and could include careers in marketing, advertising, and public relations. 

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Jobs to Consider

Places to Seek Employment

  • Advertising Agencies
  • Internet Companies
  • Local, State, and Federal Government Agencies
  • Magazines
  • Marketing Firms
  • News/Television Stations
  • Newspapers
  • Non-Profit Agencies
  • Public Relations Firms
  • Publishing Agencies
  • Radio Stations 

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