Specializations | School of Journalism | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Mass Communication and Media Arts

DE Photo Team observing rally

Journalism Specializations


Students in the advertising specialization learn to create advertising campaigns through a rigorous process of research, creative brainstorming and media planning 

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