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Become a Voice of Truth in the Age of Digital Journalism and Media
The field of journalism has been radically transformed by the onset of new opportunities to engage an audience using technology. The Bachelor of Arts in Digital Journalism and Media program, offered by Penn State World Campus in partnership with the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications, can prepare you for the fast-changing field of digital journalism and other web-based communication careers, including multimedia storytelling, digital production, and digital content management. While offering a cutting-edge education in digital media, this program also focuses on writing, editing, and journalistic ethics.
Customize Your Learning to Prepare for the Career of Your Choice
Once you have gained a foundational knowledge of journalism, you can then customize your studies to acquire a more in-depth understanding in an area of special interest to you. You can prepare for a job as writer, content producer, marketing specialist, communications officer, and more. No matter which path you choose, this program can provide you with valuable and relevant courses to prepare you to become not only a digital journalist, but also a leader on the digital media front. Choose from one of these pathways:
Digital Journalism — develop the fundamental skills required to pursue a journalism career
Visual Media — prepare for a career as a content producer with knowledge of how to use striking imagery to engage viewers
Media Management — learn to direct, execute, and track campaigns for media companies
Individualized — create from the program's courses a plan of study to suit your career aspirations
Earn a Respected Degree While Preparing to Succeed in a Number of Fields
The curriculum is comprehensive but flexible enough to allow you to develop an educational background that suits your career aspirations. Upon graduation, you should be able to:
- write and produce content for digital journalism organizations
- apply multimedia skills to research, develop, create, and assess pieces appropriate to specific mediums and audiences
- understand ethics and laws regarding freedom of speech and the press
These skills, and your ability to create, execute, and evaluate communication strategies, can make you a valuable asset for news outlets, businesses, corporations, government, and nonprofit organizations.
Stand Out with a Penn State Digital Journalism and Media Degree
The curriculum and faculty for this World Campus degree originate from The Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications, which is the largest accredited school in the field. Graduating from a program with an accreditation shows future employers you have successfully completed a degree from an established name in higher education.
Note: This program is under review for GI Bill eligibility, and you may experience delays attempting to use GI Bill benefits toward this program until it has been officially approved.