Do you like to deal with people?
Are you interested in the events of the day?
Would like to develop a special expertise in politics, a science or other subject
and pass that expertise on to others?
Do you enjoy writing?
Are you visual?
Do you want to develop any web skills and social media skills?
If yes, then the program offered by the Department of Journalism at The University
of Memphis may be of interest to you.
In addition to journalism and mass communication skills, you will gain a broad background
and in-depth exposure to a variety of social and natural sciences, the humanities,
business and other subjects. The program is flexible to permit coursework in areas
of greatest interest to you.
Journalism means seeking, interpreting and reporting information for mass and specialized
audiences. The subject matter and people with whom journalists deal are as diverse
as the human race.
U of M journalism students prepare for jobs with business, industrial, scientific
and popular magazines
and for work in radio, television, newspapers, public relations, advertising and technical
writing for public and private organizations.
While you take coursework in the department that emphasizes specific areas of journalism,
the larger purpose of the program is to prepare you to be a professional communicator.
Because you will have both theoretical and practical skills, you will have the talent,
confidence and knowledge to cope with many professional communication responsibilities.
You also are encouraged to gain practical experience in media through internships,
summer employment and part-time work to prepare for careers in the profession.
The University of Memphis’ Journalism Department was re-accredited in 2013 by the
Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC), the
national organization which accredits college journalism programs. The public relations
sequence is accredited by the Public Relations Society of America.
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