NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.– Westminster College announces the new digital journalism major, a program that “prepares students for careers in a new age of storytelling.”
“Over the past several years, the landscape of journalism has shifted because of the radical changes in the way news is covered, produced, delivered, and consumed,” said Dr. Deborah C. Mitchell, professor of English & Film Studies and chair of the Division of Communications, Arts, Languages, and Literature.
Digital journalism majors will complete a blend of courses in digital journalism, broadcast communications, public relations, and communications to fulfill a required 64 credit hours. A digital journalism minor will require 26 semester hours.
Program outcomes are focused on student news delivery, critical thinking, writing, analytical, research, media literacy, journalism, technology and visual competence skills, preparing students for a wide range of post-graduation opportunities.
“A reporter can now shoot, write, and edit a story with an iPhone and a microphone adapted for it,” said Mitchell. “This pre-professional program is grounded in solid journalistic practices that reinforce the core traditional skills of newsgathering and writing while introducing students to new modes of news reporting and distribution.”