The field of journalism is undergoing an exciting transformation as it adapts to new technologies and branches out into new and emerging media outlets.
Why Digital Journalism at MMC?
The Digital Journalism major prepares students for careers in a vibrant and evolving profession by providing a solid foundation in journalism practices, while preparing students to enter the competitive and increasingly multimedia journalism industry. This major will develop the writing, information gathering, editing, and reporting skills necessary to journalists for both traditional and digital media platforms. Students within this program will learn to work across media platforms to reinvent journalism and be the leaders in creating digital content.
Full-time faculty with decades of experience as well as a dedicated Journalism Coordinator support the development of new courses in the digital journalism major. Faculty have worked in various publications and fields from Forbes to the New York Times and continue to publish and produce engaging content. Faculty are regularly interviewed on programs such as NPR and print media outlets and are tapped for expert comment.
Students will be able to learn the essentials of print reporting but also take advantage of our multiple labs and a brand-new television facility to learn to be versatile news gatherers and makers. The major provides students the foundation necessary to pursue a career in broadcast journalism, investigative reporting, and other positions that will continue to evolve as journalism expands and adapts in its emerging media landscape. Students will use the state-of-the-art facilities to make sure they’re ready for a career in their field.
Students network in various ways in New York’s dynamic media marketplace. Classes visit media headquarters like Rolling Stone, Wall Street Journal, ProPublica, Bloomberg and Vice and meet leaders changing the marketplace. Guest speakers also come to campus as part of our “Journalism Speaker Series.” We’ve recently hosted journalists from CNN, HuffPost, The 19th News, and Buzzfeed as well as many freelance writers and authors. Faculty mentor students to publish work written both inside and outside the classroom and help students find internships in New York City. Our students have written and interned at such places as The New York Times, FOX News, NY1, Vice, CNN, BuzzFeed and The Daily Beast among many others. Students also have the opportunity to write for campus publications like The Monitor and HerCampus and take part in the MMC chapter of ONA (Online News Association). Our students also begin publishing on media outlets during their College career and continue to maintain relationships with the faculty and College as new alumni to share their work and mentor new students.