Emerging Media Journalism Certificate

If you’re a media professional, keeping up with the latest technology is critical to your career. Ball State makes it easy with our undergraduate, online emerging media journalism certificate, designed especially for working journalists and communication professionals. It can also be a useful supplement for students at colleges that don’t offer emerging media journalism programs.

Get training in latest media tools.

Offered collaboratively by Ball State’s journalism and telecommunications departments, our emerging media journalism courses provide professionals with a practical way to learn how to tell rich, compelling stories using the latest software and equipment for the web and other digital platforms. It’s the perfect opportunity to get current on the latest tools of the trade without missing a beat at work.

Learn online, at your own pace.

We've tailored our emerging media journalism course work for busy professionals. That’s why all of the courses are available online—and it’s also why there’s no set schedule of classes. We make sure you can fit your studies into your professional schedule at a pace that’s right for you.

Enjoy a high standard of excellence.

Ball State’s journalism and telecommunications departments share a long tradition of academic excellence. Together, they’re part of the College of Communication, Information, and Media (CCIM), the seventh largest college of communication in the country. CCIM is well known for its high-quality faculty and programs, including its on-campus emerging media undergraduate curriculum.

The online certificate can be completed in 18 credit hours of news course work. Courses include:

  • Journalistic Storytelling 
  • Multimedia: Design
  • Multimedia: Stills
  • Multimedia: Audio
  • Multimedia: Video
  • Multimedia: Production
  • Multimedia: Reporting
  • Social Media and Interactivity
  • Legal and Ethical Issues

Students from Other States

If you live in a state other than Indiana, this information regarding state regulatory authorizations for distance programs might impact whether you can take courses from Ball State. 

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Interested in earning your emerging media journalism certificate? Contact us today.

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