School of Communications
275 Mt. Carmel Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518
Master of Science in Journalism
What is the most popular source of news among Americans? Local television news. According to the Pew Research Center, almost three out of four U.S. adults turn to local television news broadcasts for information despite the presence of the internet on their smart phones, laptops, desktops and tablets.
Local news broadcasts, news websites and social media applications alongside a growing number of start-ups are all spearheading a renaissance in news reporting. As the Pew Research Center pointed out, audiences are taking notice.
Quinnipiac's MS in Journalism stands among the first in the nation to recognize the shifts in news gathering and reporting for broadcast television, multimedia reporting and audio storytelling. Our focus on broadcast/multimedia enhances that approach and prepares students for careers in local, cable and network television news, for websites with a strong visual component, and mobile news apps.
The master of science in journalism program prepares students from all academic and professional backgrounds for careers in broadcast/multimedia news. The degree is offered through a blend of on campus and online courses.
The program is ideal for students who want to pursue careers in television, radio and online news media with an emphasis on visual and online reporting. The program features training in the principles, tools, craft, history and ethics of contemporary journalism in the context of innovative approaches to reporting and presenting information via social media and other forms. Our goal is simple: promote knowledge, creativity and skill in service to a career described by television producer Matt Weiner as one that "smacks of adventure and intellect."
The program prepares students for careers in local, cable and network television news, for websites with a strong visual component, and for mobile news apps. Students are challenged to develop story ideas through reasoning and observation, to analyze data and public documents, to wisely conduct interviews, to learn the technical skills to acquire and edit video and audio, and, above all, to write with discipline, poise and creative vitality. In short, this program prepares students for the daily test-of-strength that is news reporting in the 21st century regardless of the distribution platform.
Students who successfully complete the program will be properly trained for a number of career opportunities including:
Classification: Master's College or University I
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