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Multimedia Journalism Major

Reporting the Truth

If you’re curious about the world, enjoy interviewing, and aren’t afraid to dig for information, consider Taylor’s Multimedia Journalism major. The Multimedia Journalism major will prepare you to craft messages with consumer insight, Christian ethics, and passion. Our Journalism program teaches you to tell stories in as many ways as possible—not just through printed words, but also through design, photos, audio, and video.

Multimedia Journalism students take a variety of communications and writing classes, such as news and investigative reporting, feature and magazine writing, web writing, scriptwriting, creative nonfiction writing, business and technical writing, and public relations campaign production. Our majors also practice multimedia storytelling, begin crafting informed social media campaigns, and learn print and web design using Adobe Creative Suite.

Seize Every Opportunity

As Multimedia Journalism major, you will have the opportunity to write, design, and edit for our award-winning student newspaper and school yearbook. 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. Students can also work closely with the University Marketing team to produce content for magazine, web, and email communication.

Every Multimedia Journalism student completes an internship in an area of journalism or 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.

Minor in Multimedia Journalism

Prepare to craft messages and tell stories, not just through words, but also through design, photos, audio, and video. The Multimedia Journalism minor would be a great supplementary study to any Business or Communication degree.

Multimedia Journalism Curriculum & Degree Options

Contact the Communication Department

Donna Downs, Co-Chair of the Communication Department

Alan Blanchard, Co-Chair of the Communication Department

Tammy Armstrong, Communication Program Assistant

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Related Majors and Related Minors
Communication Department
More Than Words

With a 95 percent career placement rate, the Communication Department excels at creating connections between students and businesses across the country. Our Communication programs cover exactly what employers are looking for: leadership, interpersonal and team-based communication, writing, graphic design, branding, image rhetoric, and many other topics.

Our students become proficient at clear communication and target audience messaging. They gain the skills necessary to enter any setting—online, in print, or in person; professional or otherwise—and effectively engage with others.

Building Communication Professionals

Our students aren’t just sitting in classrooms learning; they are professionals working hands-on to develop and sharpen their skills. Our students perform communication audits, evaluate website effectiveness, send book proposals and query letters, execute communication campaigns, and write for The Echo, Taylor’s award-winning student newspaper.

Faculty also bring students to regional and national conferences, like the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), regional IABC conventions in Cincinnati and Cleveland, and Public Relations Society of America’s (PRSA) Indianapolis chapter meeting.

Speaking of Your Future
Graduate Programs

Our Communication students have gone on to study at many graduate programs, including:

  • American University
  • Ball State University
  • Baylor University
  • Bethel University
  • Carnegie-Mellon University
  • DePaul University
  • Fuller Theological Seminary
  • Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
  • Indiana University School of Law
  • Michigan Technological University
  • Northwestern University
  • Northwestern University, Medill School of Journalism
  • Olivet Nazarene University
  • Radford University
  • St. Thomas University School of Law
  • Taylor University Graduate School
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Missouri, Missouri School of Journalism
  • Westminster Theological Seminary
  • Wheaton College Graduate School
Career Opportunities

The practical experience you receive with any of our Communication degrees will prepare you for a career in many vocations, from journalism to event planning to novel writing. The Communication faculty and the Calling and Career Office work hard to put students in contact with Taylor alumni and partnering organizations for internship and employment opportunities.

Learn more about Taylor University’s Communication, Language, & Writing philosophy.

Faculty & Staff
Department Heads

Alan Blanchard

Associate Professor of Journalism


Donna Downs

Department Co-Chair & Associate Professor of Communication



Timothy Berkey

Instructor of Communication


Julie Borkin

Assistant Professor of Communication


Zack Carter

Assistant Professor of Communication


Jeanne Sigworth

Assistant Professor of Communication


Linda Taylor

Assistant Professor of Professional Writing



Tammy Armstrong

Communication Program Assistant