The Multimedia Journalism major focuses on the multimedia elements required of today’s journalists. You will receive hands-on experience with the tools and techniques of photography, cinema, audio production, and video production, while learning to be a critical thinker and an excellent writer. You will create multimedia projects using the latest software, such as InDesign, Illustrator, Fireworks, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash, and Final Cut Pro HD. Students learn to master audio and video recorders, digital video cameras and video transfer decks. Graduates of Multimedia Journalism are prepared to tell journalistic stories creating an experiential, interactive environment for readers.
“I know our students work harder than anyone else,” SMSC director Craig Freeman said. “Then we go to national competitions and we do very well because no one out-works a Cowboy.”
Multimedia Journalism students gain hands-on experience by writing for the O’Colly newspaper, creating, producing and editing OStateTV or Pete’s Corner and participating in one of the 50+ student media radio shows and podcasts.
“I’ve been following the crime beat for the O’Colly for a little under a year,” said Multimedia Journalism student Kelsy Schlotthauer. “One of my favorite parts is doing ride-alongs because I get to meet the officers and see them interact with the community. It really gives me a broader perspective of what they deal with.”
“When you walk out of the doors of the Paul Miller Building, you’ll know how to read analytically, how to write informatively and think critically,” Freeman said.
Where can multimedia journalism take you?
- Multimedia Reporter
- Mutlimedia Director
- Multimedia Producer
- News Anchor
- Audio Engineer
- Media Coordinator
- Radio Host
- Account Manager