Journalism in the Public Interest Learning Outcomes
Students who complete a minor in Journalism in the Public Interest should be able to:
Write an effective hard-news story (write an effective lead, quote useful sources accurately, present pertinent information accurately, proofread meticulously, follow AP style);
Demonstrate an understanding of the professional and ethical obligations of a working journalist;
Edit a news story effectively;
Create an effective piece of multimedia reporting;
Articulate the ways in which a free press matters to a healthy democracy;
Recognize how economic interests and power structures affect the nature of the news industry and how it represents the world;
Follow the news habitually and critically.
The Journalism in the Public Interest Minor
The minor requires a minimum of 20 semester credit hours. Students must have at least a 2.0 GPA in the minor. The minor requires: two journalism synthesis courses; at least two applied journalism courses; and a third applied journalism course or a practicum.
Because this minor is interdivisional, students may complete any major to satisfy the college requirement that the major and minor be in different divisions.