Who, What, When, Why & How in the Digital Age of Journalism
We believe that the ability to gather, analyze and present stories and information is at the core of the journalism and public relations professions, and we continue to emphasize reporting and writing skills in all courses. We also offer classes that keep pace with the changing way that news is delivered and received in the digital age. Good journalism requires you to learn the skills you need to succeed. Undergraduate students and graduate students in the Professional Concentration begin by taking basic journalism skills classes where they learn to identify news, how to write like an expert journalist, interview techniques, research public records, use data and how to make a story interesting whether it’s a powerful feature or coverage of a town hall meeting. Graduate students in the Media Innovation Concentration, who are working journalists or have majored in journalism as an undergraduate take courses that enhance their skills in multimedia and data journalism.
As part of Northeastern’s College of Arts, Media and Design, journalism students also are part of a interdisciplinary and creative community. Our core curriculum is supplemented by electives that take advantage of course offerings from within our college and from other colleges in the university. And with our experiential education opportunities, and our outstanding co-op program, students don’t have to wait until after graduation to begin developing their skills as reporters and public relations professionals. Journalism students can also expand their knowledge by participating in the university’s global experiences, service learning, and student research.
Our school is committed to providing students with cutting-edge technology. With two computer labs, a newsroom, and a study and lounge area, our facilities meet the needs of students taking multimedia, design, reporting, and public relations classes. As part of the College of Arts, Media and Design, journalism students a state-or-the-art multimedia studio.