Aug 20, 2019  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Communications & Community Media (B.A.): Print & Web Community Journalism concentration

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The Print & Web Community Journalism concentration in the B.A. in Communications & Community Media prepares students for the realities of a career in journalism and equips them with the necessary skills to function successfully in a professional environment in both print and web media organizations. Course requirements prepare students to employ the best journalistic practices and to write in a variety of styles, including hard news, editorials, features, profiles and reviews. The concentration enables students to understand and apply basic ethical principles to their work in journalism and to properly understand the role, rights and responsibilities of a free press in a democratic society. Students graduate with a B.A. in Communications & Community Media with a concentration in Print & Web Community Journalism.

Communications & Community Media Programs at JSC

This interdisciplinary program consists of three concentrations – Print and Web Community Journalism , Photojournalism  and Public Relations  – that share a common core of eight courses. It is designed to prepare students for careers in media communications, journalism and photojournalism in both print and web-based media. Students must successfully complete the requirements for one or more of the three concentrations in addition to the core Communications & Community Media curriculum..

Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will understand and apply best practices in community journalism, public relations and photojournalism.
  2. Students will understand and apply ethical principles to their communications work.
  3. Students will gain competency in a variety of media platforms applicable to both print and web.
  4. Students will achieve proficiency in journalistic processes, including interviewing techniques, research, story structure, AP style and writing concisely, clearly and accurately,
  5. Students will understand the strengths and limitations of social media and apply that knowledge professionally.
  6. Students will learn to work under the pressure of constant deadlines.
  7. Students will understand current mass media theories as they apply to their concentration.

Print & Web Community Journalism Concentration

Total: 48 credits


In order to earn a degree, you must successfully complete all requirements for your major as listed here AND meet all other Degree Requirements , including the General Education Curriculum requirements  and JSC Graduation Standards .

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