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Digital Communications

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The Digital Communication program prepares students to use industry-standard principles, tools, and techniques to collect, write, edit, and present news in a variety of print and online media: newspaper, magazine, yearbook, blog, etc. The program focuses on the theory and practice of gathering, processing, and delivering news and information in a consistent, transparent, and honest way and prepares students for rewarding careers in print and online journalism, publishing, and other communication and media-centric industries. The program includes instruction in news writing and editing, reporting, photojournalism, page layout and graphic design, journalism law and policy, professional standards and ethics, research methods, and journalism history and criticism. 

Program Standards
The Digital Communications program is available at:


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Program Details


  • Year 1 - Media Communication 1-2
  • Year 2 - Media Communication 3-4
  • Year 3 - Media Communication 5-6 
  • Year 4 - Media Communication Internship

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Average Annual Wage - $102,470

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Career Opportunities

  • Broadcast Journalist
  • Editorial Assistant
  • Magazine Features Editor
  • Magazine Journalist
  • Newspaper Journalist
  • Press Sub-editor
  • Publishing Copy-editor/proofreader
  • Web Content Manager
  • Advertising Copywriter
  • Digital Copywriter
  • Market Researcher
  • Multimedia Specialist
  • Public Relations Officer
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Foreign Correspondent
  • Freelance Writing
  • Investigative Journalist
  • Newspaper Reporter
  • Photojournalism
  • Social Media

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