Theodore Hamm, Ph.D., Chairperson
William Phillips, Ph.D., Associate Chairperson
The Journalism and New Media Studies major draws on traditional liberal arts disciplines including English, history and communications and applies them to professional media practices. Students will apply their writing and reporting skills to digital media formats including interactive Websites and documentary video. The program has a strong focus on the business side of media, leading to a senior year internship in media outlets including newspapers, magazines and television stations. In reporting local stories and doing their internships, students will also explore the inner workings of their own communities. Students will have the opportunity to showcase all of their skills and interests in their senior projects.