Multimedia Journalism

Major

If you're curious about the world, enjoy interviewing, and aren't afraid to dig for information, consider the Multimedia Journalism major. You'll develop an understanding of the interactions of media, faith, and society, while considering ethical challenges faced by media professionals.

Through project-based classes and extracurricular opportunities, you will . . .

  • develop skills in reporting, photography, and social media
  • learn print and web design using Adobe Creative Suite (especially Photoshop, InDesign, and Dreamwaver)
  • practice multi-media storytelling (photography, audio, video, and web)

Types of writing

  • News and investigative reporting
  • Feature and magazine stories
  • Web writing
  • Scriptwriting

Our Multimedia Journalism major will prepare you to craft messages with insight, Christian ethics, and passion in all forms of writing including print, broadcast, web, and audio/radio. Our program teaches you to tell stories in as many ways possible, not just through words, but also through design, photos, audio and video. Multimedia Journalism majors have the opportunity to write for and edit our award-winning student newspaper.

Choose electives from a variety of options including:

  • Creative nonfiction
  • Business and technical writing
  • Scriptwriting
  • Public relations writing and production
  • Freelance writing

Professional Development:

  • Serve as an editor or staff writer on The Echo, our student newspaper.
  • Develop documentation and copywriting skills by working on Ilium, our yearbook.
  • Work with the University's marketing team to produce content for magazine, web, and email communication.

These roles provide students experience planning editions, meeting tight deadlines, and doing real-time reporting. Multimedia Journalism majors can earn up to six academic credits by working on The Echo or Ilium.

Every Multimedia Journalism student completes a 120-hour internship in an area of media writing with mentorship by an industry professional. Seniors also complete a professional portfolio that is showcased alongside their other work at a senior show.

The Bachelor of Arts option requires a foreign language. The Bachelor of Science option pairs Multimedia Journalism requirements with Taylor's systems curriculum.