Ball State University’s Emerging Media Journalism program, which began in fall 2009 and is offered and taught jointly by the Departments of Journalism and Telecommunications, prepares student with the knowledge and skills to be journalism leaders today and in the future.
Every emerging media journalism program student must take the core courses, which comprise 28 credit hours, that teach journalism fundamentals as well as the latest technology. Innovative modular-type courses of five-, 10- and 15-weeks (at one, two, and three credit hours each, respectively) allow students to focus on a specific media platform or subject area as well as allow faculty to adjust the curriculum as technology and professional practice evolve. Student must also earn 27–30 additional credit hours in an area of specialization.
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