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Informing the world

At heart, journalists are storytellers. They tell us about the world we live in, both locally and globally. They hold up a mirror to society so that we can see ourselves clearly and truthfully.

Journalism serves an essential role in our democracy by keeping citizens informed of City Hall and the White House, of the horror of terrorism and the celebration of an Olympics.

Elon's School of Communications emphasizes convergence in which journalism comes in many forms - newspapers and magazines, radio and television, web sites and new media. The forms are multiplying, but journalism remains constant in its desire to accurately and compellingly inform citizens in a complicated world.

Journalism students are prepared for fulfilling careers in roles such as reporters, editors, visual designers, news broadcasters, web editors and in any profession that emphasizes writing, design, news and information.

Major in Journalism

JCM 200 Communications in a Global Society
JCM 218 Media Writing
JCM 220 Digital Media Convergence
JCM 300 Reporting for the Public Good
JCM 325 Editing and Design
JCM 360 Media History
JCM 364 Web Publishing
JCM 381 Communications Internship or
JCM 382 Professional Work Experience in Communications (non-credit)
JCM 395 Media Law and Ethics
JCM 495 Great Ideas:
Capstone in Communications

At least one course selected from:

JCM 320 Photojournalism
JCM 330 Broadcast Journalism
JCM 334 Communications Research

JCM 420 Design and Information Graphics
JCM 425 Specialized Reporting

Choice of additional JCM courses to total at least 52 credit hours in the School of Communications (8 hours of JCM electives are waived for any student completing a double major outside the School)

Broadcast and New Media
Corporate Communications
Academic minors
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School of Communications 
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E-mail: communications@elon.edu
Last Modified:  8/15/05
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