Mass Communication: Journalism Concentration

Gerald Boyd, Former Managing Editor of The New York Times, gives tips to the editor of The Pierce Arrow
Gerald Boyd, Former Managing Editor of
The New York Times, gives tips to the editor
of The Pierce Arrow

The Journalism Area of Concentration seeks to develop in students a journalistic sensibility for what constitutes news worthiness, a proper audience awareness, and a sense of responsibility in the production and dissemination of news stories.

The concentration focuses on two methodologies in delivering the news:

  • Print Journalism courses provide opportunities for students to develop research and writing skills aimed at delivering purpose-oriented and persuasive news stories suitable for traditional print vehicles, such as newspapers and magazines, or for new media outlets, such as the Internet.
  • Students specializing in Broadcast Journalism develop research and writing skills to produce news stories, as well as a keen awareness and working knowledge of the production values associated with presentation and speaking skills that facilitate the delivery of their message in all forms of electronic media.

The area of concentration is open to all Department majors without prerequisites and welcomes students from other majors and disciplines, especially Advertising, Business, and the Sciences.

The Exchange

The Exchange

The online newspaper The Exchange provides journalism students with hands-on experience, working together in editing and reporting teams drawn from every print journalism class to update the paper multiple times a week. Please visit the newest issue.

What students are saying

Angie

Convergent Journalism was great because I gained a lot of on-line media skills such as web design and HTML. Most journalism jobs require some knowledge of this and it's great that I am able to put that on my resume.

- Angie Wirtanen, '06

Want to Know More?

View the College at Rindge Academic Catalog for specific degree requirements and course information.

Contact

Franklin Pierce University
College at Rindge
1.800.437.0048
admissions@franklinpierce.edu

 Gerald Boyd, Former Managing Editor of The New York Times, participates in a newscast with students in the Fitzwater TV station
Gerald Boyd, Former Managing Editor of The New York Times, participates in a newscast with students in the Fitzwater TV station