Journalism

Journalism

 

The Robertson School of Media and Culture offers both undergraduate and graduate programs in journalism to prepare students for careers in the news media.

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.

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Undergraduate Programs >

Prepare for careers in the rapidly changing journalism field, including reporting, writing, video storytelling and digital media.

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Graduate Programs

Graduate Programs >

The Multimedia Journalism graduate program is now enrolling students for the 2014 cohort. Please click the image for more details.

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Advising >

Visit with any faculty member you’d like for career advising – for getting an internship, for example, or landing your first job.   For the advising schedule, please see check…

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Journalism Faculty >

Instructors provide office hours at the beginning of each semester. You may dial the office directly to speak to the faculty member or leave a voice message. You also may…

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Alumni >

The school's journalism graduates hold positions across the media landscape - from community weeklies to major daily newspapers; from small radio and television stations to the national networks; from home-based…

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Portfolio >

Journalism students write news stories and produce video packages, audio reports and multimedia content about what's happening on and off campus. They publish their work through School-sponsored outlets such as…

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