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
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
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
COMM 491 - Communication Capstone: Thesis
COMM 492 Q - Communication Capstone: Project
Broadcast Journalism (transfer students)
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.
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.
Several lab spaces allow you to explore the role of journalism in a variety of production environments.
Program Faculty Spotlight
The faculty members in Interactive Journalism teach their students how to tell solid stories in a variety of media.
Dr. Wendy Weinhold
Journalism, Critical Media Analysis, Women and Gender Studies
Broadcast Journalism, TV News Reporting, Radio
Dr. Adam Pitluk
Journalism, Media Interconnectivity, Communications and Media Academic Administration, Magazine Publishing
Student and Alumni Work
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Dr. Kyle J. Holody
Chair | Communication, Media, & Culture