Multimedia Journalism Major and Minor Requirements

Director: J. Krull 
Department Chair: J. Cramer 
Faculty: J. Cramer, J. Krull 

Major: Multimedia Journalism, Sports Communication 
Minors: Multimedia Journalism, Rhetoric, Visual Communications 

The Pulliam School of Journalism prepares students for careers in which news is delivered through multiple media platforms: online, on-air, in print. Through classroom, lab and professional field experiences, students are engaged and immersed in the exhilarating practice of news reporting. The multimedia focus of the major means that students become proficient in reporting, writing, editing and producing accurate, ethical and meaningful stories for print, broadcast and, especially, online/digital news outlets. 

Major and Minor Requirements 
All courses for the major, minor and endorsements must be completed with a grade of C- or better. A grade of C- or better is required for all pre-requisite courses regardless of academic major. 

Multimedia Journalism

Multimedia Journalism Major 

Core Requirements 
MMJ 115 Reporting, Interviewing and Newswriting 
MMJ 135 Editing for Print and Online 
MMJ 150 Introduction to Digital Photography and Audio Reporting 
MMJ 155 Video for Digital Journalism I 
MMJ 180 Publication Design 
MMJ 255 Video for Digital Journalism II 
MMJ 445 Communication Law in a Digital World 

Immersion Experience 
This immersive semester-long experience (during which students take only immersion experience courses) will focus on developing students’ storytelling skills. Students will work across media platforms and may be published by professional news operations. This experience will be enhanced by detailed instruction in multimedia storytelling techniques and classroom exploration of contemporary political or public policy issues. Students must have completed successfully MMJ 115, MMJ 120, MMJ 135, MMJ 150, MMJ 155, MMJ 255, and INT 119 before registering for the Immersion Experience. Additionally, there is a Political Science prerequisite (POL 110, POL 225, or POL 234). This experience includes the following courses, which are co-requisites and must be taken concurrently: 

INT 200 Multimedia Internship (6 hours) 
MMJ 210 Advanced Reporting and Database Research to Immersion (6 hours) 

Professional Development 
MMJ 120 Ethics and Professional Development 
MMJ 498 Multimedia Portfolio 
MMJ 499 Multimedia Storytelling Senior Project 

Activity Credits 
All MMJ majors must participate and earn credit for at least THREE multimedia journalism activity experiences such as: 
MMJ 001 Student Media 
MMJ 002 Statehouse File 
MMJ 004 Radio Station 
MMJ 005 TV News 
MMJ 007 Media Manager 

Related Field Requirements 
Twelve semester hours from ONE field outside MMJ. All courses used to satisfy the related field requirement must be completed with a grade of C- or better. 230 

Multimedia Journalism Minor (except for Public Relations majors) 

Required Courses 
MMJ 115 Multimedia Reporting and Interviewing 
MMJ 120 Ethics and Professional Development 
MMJ 135 Editing for Print and Online 
MMJ 150 Introduction to Digital Photography and Audio Reporting 
MMJ 155 Video for Digital Journalism I 
MMJ 180 Publication Design 
MMJ 445 Communication Law in a Digital World 

Multimedia Journalism Minor (for Public Relations majors) 

A minimum of 16 hours in any combination of the following courses* 
MMJ 001 Student Media** 
MMJ 002 Statehouse File** 
MMJ 004 Radio Station** 
MMJ 005 TV News** 
MMJ 007 Media Manager** 
MMJ 115 Multimedia Reporting and Interviewing 
MMJ 135 Editing for Print and Online 
MMJ/SPR 255 Video for Digital Journalism II 
SPR 200 Game Coverage 
SPR 301 Covering Economics and Public Policy in Sports 
SPR 302 Covering Lifestyle and Outdoor Sports 
SPR 303 Sports Information and Public Relations 

*All pre-requisites for courses must be met as listed in the catalog description for each course. Courses required for the public relations major cannot be double-counted as courses for a minor in multimedia journalism. A minimum grade of C- is required in all courses counted toward the minor. 

**Only one-time successful activity course completion can be counted toward the multimedia journalism minor for public relations majors, no repeat credit for an individual course. MMJ activity courses can be counted both for the minor and as total hours outside the public relations major. 

Public Relations Minor (for Multimedia Journalism majors) 

Required Courses 
PRL 221 Public Relations Practice Areas 
PRL 321 Social, Emerging and Traditional Media in Public Relations 
PRL 333 Public Relations Writing 
PRL 334 Learning Engagement with Public Relations Professionals 
BUS 101 Introduction to the Business Mindset 
SOC 230 Introduction to Nonprofits 231 

Rhetoric Minor (for multimedia journalism majors) 

Required Courses 
ENG 227 The English Language 
ENG 228 Advanced Composition 
PHL 210 Logic 

Two of the following courses 
CWR 150 Introduction to Creative Writing 
ENG 200 Introduction to Literary Studies 
PHL 340 Advanced Logic 

Visual Communications Minor 

Required Courses 
ART 130 Color and Design 
ART 140 Graphic Design I 
ART 190 Digital Fine Art Photography I 
ART 240 Graphic Design II 
MMJ 150 Introduction to Digital Photography and Audio Reporting 
MMJ 155 Video for Digital Journalism I 

Sports Communication

Sports Communication Major 

Core Requirements 
SPR 101 Sports in Society 
SPR 115 Reporting, Interviewing and Newswriting 
SPR 135 Editing for Print and Digital Online 
SPR 150 Introduction to Digital Photography and Audio Reporting 
SPR 155 Video for Digital Journalism I 
SPR 180 Publication Design 
SPR 200 Game Coverage 
SPR 255 Video for Digital Journalism II 
SPR 301 Covering Economics and Public Policy in Sports 
SPR 302 Covering Lifestyle and Outdoor Sports 
SPR 303 Sports Information and Public Relations 
SPR 445 Communication Law in a Digital World 

Professional Development 
SPR 120 Ethics and Professional Development 
SPR 498 Senior Portfolio 
SPR 499 Senior Project 

Plus two courses from the following: 
PED 333 Coaching Baseball and Softball 
PED 334 Coaching Basketball 
PED 335 Coaching Football 
PED 336 Coaching Volleyball 
PED 337 Coaching Track and Field
PED 338 Coaching Soccer 
PED 339 Coaching Swimming 

Related Field Requirements 
Twelve semester hours from ONE field outside SPR. All courses used to satisfy the related field requirement must be completed with a grade of C- or better. 

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