The Journalism major at Keene State College is dedicated to the investigation of the roles of the mass communications in contemporary society within a liberal arts perspective. The major has a strong journalism core with mass media options in News Media, Public Relations, and Multimedia.
The major provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the media and prepares them for careers in the field by enabling them to develop print, electronic media, visual media, social media, photojournalism, and public relations skills in an applied setting. The curriculum emphasizes the professional concepts and practices of press objectivity, fairness, accuracy, and freedom of the press, and public relations strategies as well as the development of analytical writing, research, production, and presentation skills.
The curriculum covers the skill areas of journalistic writing, editing, electronic journalism, news production and public relations writing. It includes at least 40 credit hours of study within Journalism. A grade C or higher must be earned in each Journalism course or Journalism course substitution counted toward the major.
Each student must demonstrate proficiency in a language other than English as specified by the Language Requirement for Students with Majors in the School of Arts and Humanities.
Integrative Studies Requirements
40 credits minimum
IHJRN 101 Media & Society
JRN 130 Writing for the Media
JRN 155 Digital Journalism
JRN 323 Journalism Law and Ethics
Students must choose one of the following three options:
Select courses to reach a total of 120 credits for the degree.