Emerging Media Journalism C

Areas of Specialization/Tracks

News Track, 30 credit hours

The Emerging Media Journalism program’s news track results in a dual bachelor of arts degree in journalism and telecommunications. To earn this degree, students must successfully complete the emerging media journalism core courses as well as meet the following requirements:

Required courses  Credit Hours 
NEWS 233 Multimedia: Reporting 3
NEWS 270 Audiences: Communities 1
NEWS 315 News Editing 2
NEWS 370 Audiences: Operations 1
NEWS 371 Audiences: Interactivity 1
ECON 247 Economics and Statistics in Media 3
SOC 100 Principles of Sociology 3
Internship 2
Political science diversity electives 6
Advanced news reporting electives 8

Graphics Track, 39 credit hours

The emerging media journalism program’s graphics track results in a bachelor of arts degree in journalism. To earn this degree, students must successfully complete the emerging media journalism core courses as well as meet the following requirements:

Required courses Credit hours
NEWS 234 Multimedia: Graphics
JOURN 321 News Design
JOURN 320 Media Art Direction
JOURN 323 Magazine Design
JOURN 345 Visual Reporting
NEWS 315 News Editing
ECON 247 Economics and Statistics in Media
ITGRA 180 Intro Graphic Arts
SOC 100 Principles of Sociology
GIS Global geography maps
Internship
Diversity
3
3
2
3
3
2
3
3
3
9
2
3

Magazine Track, 30 credit hours

The emerging media journalism program’s magazine track results in a bachelor of arts degree in journalism. To earn this degree, students must successfully complete the emerging media journalism core courses as well as meet the following requirements:

Required courses  Credit hours 
NEWS 233 Multimedia: Reporting
NEWS 270 Audiences: Communities
NEWS 315 News Editing
NEWS 370 Audiences: Operations
NEWS 371 Audiences: Interactivity
ECON 247 Economics and Statistics in Media
SOC 100 Principles of Sociology
HIST 202 U.S. History 1877–Present
Internship
Diversity elective
Advanced magazine reporting 
3
1
2
1
1
3
3
3
2
3
8

Photography Track, 27 credit hours

The emerging media journalism program’s photography track results in a bachelor of arts degree in journalism. To earn this degree, students must successfully complete the emerging media journalism core courses as well as meet the following requirements:

Required courses  Credit hours 
NEWS 235 Multimedia: Photos
JOURN 332 Photojournalism Managing
and Editing 
JOURN 335 Assignment Photojournalism
JOURN 436 Photojournalism Lighting
JOURN 437 Long-form Photojournalism
SOC 100 Principles of Sociology
Internship
TCOM 324 News Video
HIST 202 U.S. History 1877–Present
Diversity elective
3
2

3
3
3
3
2
2
3
3
Department of Journalism
Art and Journalism Building (AJ), room 300
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

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