Digital media has not only changed how quickly news travels, but also expanded the ways in which journalists can relay that information to the public.
Websites, mobile applications, blogs, and social media have become standard additions to the way people stay connected to and interact with news and events, and today’s media professionals require a robust skill set in order to stay current in their field.
Full Sail’s New Media Journalism Master of Arts program is designed to give students a practical working knowledge of these delivery systems, allowing them to create the kind of dynamic news content that’s leading the media industry.
Our 12-month graduate program takes an advanced look at how social networking, mobile communications, interactive media, and multimedia reporting can be most effectively utilized in different news organizations. Additionally, the program explores the logistics of reporting for different electronic media, such as broadcast television, online news sites, streaming video, and podcasts. Students also get extensive, project-based experience with the software tools that produce this content, learning the technical side of video production, photography, and digital publishing.
Also emphasized is the role of self-branding in modern journalism, with classes like Public Relations and Reputation Management teaching you the importance of creating a strong public identity. You’ll learn how to market your writing style, and build up a client base across different media organizations.
Communication is only getting more sophisticated, and being able to take an active role in both writing and producing this content is an invaluable asset to those building their career in journalism. In an industry increasingly reliant on technology, graduates of the New Media Journalism Master’s program are given the tools to sustain themselves in this ever-changing market.