New Media Producer | School of Journalism | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Mass Communication and Media Arts

new media student

New Media Producer

Thinking about a career in new media?

The communication revolution is expanding the ways in which news and information can be presented.  

There's an increasing need for people who can prepare and present news and information precisely and accurately for a variety of platforms, such as websites and social media.

Students in the new media producer specialization learn to:

  • identify
  • gathering
  • process
  • interpret
  • write
  • and present news for print, broadcast, and digital platforms

New media students take classes in

  • reporting and news writing
  • publishing to the web
  • graphic design
  • broadcasting
  • photography
  • media law
  • and electives that provide the opportunity to learn and practice new media skills.


The New Media Producer specialization requires 33 credit hours from the following courses, plus one approved JRNL electives.

JRNL 310, 311, 312, 332, 335, 337, 426, 434, 436, MCMA 396, plus one approved JRNL elective.

Course ID Credit Hours Course Title
JRNL 332 3 Journalism Law
JRNL 335 3 Graphic Communication
JRNL 337 3 Video for Online Journalism
JRNL 426 3 Online Journalism
JRNL 434 3 Media Ethics
JRNL 436 3 Multimedia Publication Design