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Interactive Journalism

Interested in sports and news broadcasting, commentary, or journalism? Join this concentration! Interactive Journalism in the Communication major 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. Practice skills, knowledge, and ethics to report news and sports journalism for social media, websites, print, WCCU radio, and television.

- Interested in the influence of sport on our culture and identities? Join the Sports Communication concentration!

BA Interactive Journalism - Communication

Minor Journalism

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(7 Courses)

COMM 140 - Communication & Public Speaking
COMM 150 - Media, Self, & the World
COMM 275 - Communication Theory
COMM 276 - Communication Research
JOUR 201 - Principles of Journalism


Choose two COMM or JOUR 300-400 level courses

(6 Courses)

JOUR 200 - Introduction to Journalism
JOUR 304 - Print and Online News Writing


JOUR 306 - Journalism Law and Ethics or
COMM 451 - Interactive Media and Society (3 credits)

Broadcast Journalism Track

JOUR 310 - Broadcast News Writing
JOUR 320 - Broadcast News
JOUR 314Q/340Q - Broadcast News and
Sports Television Reporting

Multimedia Journalism Track

JOUR 305 - Print and Online News Reporting
JOUR 361 - News Features and Magazine 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 gives you exposure to foundations of journalism to become more news and media literate; get introduced to WCCU radio, television, and print news. Communication majors can choose this minor, unless in Interactive Journalism concentration.

Minor Requirements  »




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 student-run firm

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

The 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

WCCU Radio button

WCCU Radio



Program Faculty Spotlight

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

Priscilla Meyers

Dr. Wendy Weinhold

Associate Professor

Journalism, Critical Media Analysis, Women and Gender Studies

Jonathan Doe

Kimberly Schumacher

Senior Lecturer

Broadcast Journalism, TV News Reporting, Radio


Dr. Adam Pitluk

Assistant Professor

Journalism, Media Interconnectivity, Communications and Media Academic Administration, Magazine Publishing

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 member Kim Schumacher and these alumni on their reporting careers.

    Find Out More
  • Jessica Cinardo '12

    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.

Other Concentrations in Communication

Popular Certificates and Minors



Application Requirements

» Application

» $45 Application Fee

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

» SAT/ACT Test Scores (optional)

For International Students

» Proof of English Proficiency (ESL Students)

» Passport

Get in Touch

Have more questions or want more information? Fill out the form below, which goes directly to the program's contact. You can also visit the department site or follow them on social media to learn more about the great work our students and faculty are doing.

Program Contact

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Dr. Kyle J. Holody
Chair | Communication, Media, & Culture

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