Multimedia Journalism Major and Minor Requirements

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

Major: Multimedia Journalism
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 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 360 Design for the Internet
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.

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
BUS 101 Introduction to the Business Mindset
SOC 230 Introduction to Nonprofits

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

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