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Reflecting today’s media landscape, we’re a “converged” curriculum: All students learn the basics of delivering news for print, broadcast and online platforms. Undergraduate students choose one of two concentrations – broadcast or print. Graduate students enroll in our multimedia journalism program.
Journalism students learn how to find story ideas, conduct interviews and other research, write in a variety of styles, produce video reports, take photographs and publish on both traditional and new media platforms. In the program, you will learn by doing: In many of our courses, you will get practical, hands-on experience, generating news content that will be seen by the public. For example, the school operates such student-produced news outlets as Capital News Service, a news bureau for Virginia newspapers during the spring General Assembly session, and VCU InSight, a 30-minute TV news show that airs monthly on WCVW-TV Richmond PBS.
Our program prepares journalism graduates to work as reporters and editors for newspapers, television newsrooms, news websites, radio news operations, magazines, news-oriented newsletters and other organizations. Moreover, these journalism skills transfer to many other fields, such as law, business, teaching and government service.