Multimedia Journalism and Public Relations

Shape tomorrow’s media landscape with cross-platform training in contemporary journalism.

Our innovative Multimedia Journalism major integrates writing, reporting, editing, digital media production and public relations skills. We emphasize ethics as well as cross-platform flexibility for a degree that is as versatile as it is relevant in our dynamic world.

Locations & Learning Options

  • Parkville, MO
  • Parkville, MO

Multimedia Journalism and Public Relations - 48 Hours, 2.0 GPA

CA 202 Fundamentals of Writing for Media ……….. 3 cr.

CA 203 Multimedia Practicum I: Content Development …………………………. 3 cr.

CA 218 Public Relations ………………………………….. 3 cr.

CA 224 Digital Skills for Media ………………………… 3 cr.

CA 241 Photography I …………………………………….. 3 cr.

CA 302 Communication Ethics ………………………… 3 cr.

CA 303 Multimedia Practicum II: Editing and Strategic Communication ……. 3 cr.

CA 316 Writing and Reporting on Multiple Platforms ………………………………. 3 cr.

CA 319 Writing for Feature, Documentary and Public Relations…………………………….. 3 cr.

CA 320 Global and Civic Reporting ………………….. 3 cr.

CA 322 Media Analysis and Criticism ………………… 3 cr.

CA 324 Advanced Multimedia Production ………….. 3 cr.

CA 326 Editing and Design for Media and Public Relations…………………………….. 3 cr.

CA 348 Theories of Communication …………………. 3 cr.

CA 382 Communication Research Methods ……….. 3 cr.

CA 403 Multimedia Practicum III: Major Project in Journalism, Photography or

Public Relations ………………………………….. 3 cr.

TOTAL ……………………………………………. 48 cr.

Completion of a successful professional internship and an approved senior portfolio are required for graduation. The internship must be approved in advance by the faculty advisor.

Good journalism is more important than ever. Our program blends shoe-leather reporting with digital media savvy, giving you the tools you need to work in this ever-changing, competitive field.

Careers

  • Newspaper or Magazine Reporter
  • Broadcast Journalist
  • Foreign Correspondent
  • Photojournalist
  • Social Media Specialist
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Program Highlights

Practical, professional experience

As a Multimedia Journalism major, you’ll undertake traditional course work while getting practical experience in the field through internships and/or other work experience.

You can also take advantage of multiple journalistic opportunities on campus, including:

  • Working for academic credit on school publications such as The Stylus, the century-old Park University newspaper
  • Broadcasting from our college radio station KGSP-FM
  • Writing for the Northland News, a weekly TV show produced for and by students

Faculty

Our journalism faculty bring a combination of industry expertise and academic accomplishments to the classroom.


 

Dr. Lora Cohn

Associate Professor of Communication
lora.cohn@park.edu

Dr. Mark Noe

Professor of Communication
jmark.noe@park.edu

Steven Youngblood

Associate Professor of Communication
steve.youngblood@park.edu

Dr Abhijit Mazumdar

Assistant Professor of Journalism
abhijit.mazumdar@park.edu

Related programs

Park University’s degree programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Park University is a private, non-profit, institution of higher learning since 1875.