Interactive Journalism - Coastal Carolina University
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Interactive Journalism

The concentration of Interactive Journalism in Communication has two areas of specialization: multimedia journalism and broadcast journalism. Multimedia journalism prepares you to research and produce your own original content for increasingly digital and interactive news organizations. Broadcast journalism prepares you to step into the television studios across the country or go out in the field for original reporting. The concentration will prepare you for the rapidly-changing and evolving world of journalism.

BA Interactive Journalism - Communication

Minor Journalism



Experiential Opportunities

For students in the Interactive Journalism concentration and Communication major in general, Coastal provides multiple opportunities to get hands-on experience to prepare you for a career.

Chanticleer News Front Page of Print Edition

The Chanticleer Newspaper

Teal Nation Communications

Emily Munn, Photographer on Gullah: The Voice of an Island project

Athenaeum Press




Several lab spaces allow you to explore the role of journalism in a variety of production environments.

MA Comm Explorer Block - In the Digital Studio - Added 10/12/18

Digital Production Studio

Resized to 760x760. Two students in the radio station.

WCCU Radio




(8 Courses)

COMM 140 - Modern Human Communication: Principles and Practices
COMM 150 - Media, Self and the World
COMM 275 - Communication Theory
COMM 276 - Communication Research
JOUR 201 - Foundations of Journalism


2 upper-division (300 or 400-level course) in Communications, Communication, Languages, and Culture or Journalism

(6 Courses)

JOUR 200 - Interactive Journalism Basics
JOUR 304 - Writing for Interactive Journalism


JOUR 306 - Journalism Law and Ethics or
JOUR 350 - Interactive Media and Society (3 credits)

Broadcast Journalism Track

JOUR 310 - Writing for Broadcast
JOUR 320 - Broadcast News
JOUR 314Q/340Q - TV News Reporting/Radio News and Entertainment

Multimedia Journalism Track

JOUR 305 - Journalism News Writing and Reporting for Media
JOUR 361 - News Feature Writing
JOUR 450 - Senior Seminar

(1 Course)

COMM 491 - Communication Capstone: Thesis
COMM 492 Q - Communication Capstone: Project

Major Requirements  »
Sample 4-Year Plan  »
Broadcast Journalism
Sample 4-Year Plan  »
Multimedia Journalism
Sample 3-Year Plan  »
Broadcast Journalism
Sample 3-Year Plan  »
Multimedia Journalism
Sample 2-Year Plan  »
Broadcast Journalism (transfer students)
Sample 2-Year Plan  »
Multimedia Journalism (transfer students)



Minor in Journalism

A minor in journalism prepares you to apply your chosen major for the public eye, as well as hone your investigative research skills.

Minor Requirements  »



Program Faculty Spotlight

The faculty members in Interactive Journalism teach their students how to tell solid stories in a variety of media.

Priscilla Meyers

Wendy Weinhold

Assistant Professor of Journalism

Journalism, Critical Media Analysis, Women and Gender Studies

Jonathan Doe

Kimberly Schumacher

Senior Lecturer of Communication

Broadcast Journalism, TV News Reporting, Radio


Adam Pitluck

Assistant Professor of Journalism

Journalism, Media Interconnectivity, Communications and Media Academic Administration

Amanda Green
All Communication, Media, and Culture Faculty  »



Student and Alumni Work

  • Ruby Dunham ('17) and Cait Przetak ('18)

    Many of our interactive journalism alumni have found careers in regional and national networks. Check out this talk with faculty Kim Schumacher and these alumni on their reporting careers.

    Find Out More
  • Jessica Cinardo (2012)

    earned her B.A. in communication. She is currently an Executive Producer and runs the internship program for WMBF News out of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

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Popular Certificates and Minors



Application Requirements

» Application

» $45 Application Fee

» Official Transcripts (Highschool, Secondary School, or Previous College)

» SAT/ACT Test Scores (optional)

For International Students

» Proof of English Proficiency (ESL Students)

» Passport


Get in Touch

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Program Contact

Kyle J. Holody, Assistant Professor, Communications, Languages and Cultures

Kyle J. Holody
Chair, Communication, Media, and Culture

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