Specializations | School of Journalism | SIU

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College of Mass Communication and Media Arts

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Journalism Specializations


Students in the advertising specialization learn to analyze problems in, and identify solutions for, the promotion of goods and services...

New Media Producer

As the communication revolution expands the ways in which news and information can be presented, the need increases for individuals with the ability to prepare and present news and information precisely and accurately for a variety of media...


Students in the news specialization receive practical training in the theory and practice of identifying, gathering, processing, interpreting, writing and presenting news...


Students in the photojournalism specialization develop the photographic and news reporting skills necessary to communicate visually with a mass audience...


The proliferation of sports programming in both traditional and new media is triggering an increasing demand for graduates with sports production, sports promotion and sports journalism backgrounds...

Specializations | School of Journalism | SIU

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