Journalism and Electronic Media
This communication major is an updated approach to traditional print and broadcast journalism. With in-depth exploration of online media, the focus is on the communication of information. Solid communication skills enable students to adapt to future developments in technology.
Why Journalism and Electronic Media is in Demand:
- Journalism and communication are listed among the college majors most in demand today. (Source: CareerBuilder.com)
- Strong written and verbal communication, creative thinking and digital media acumen are applicable skills in any career.
- Social media positions posted on LinkedIn have increased a whopping 1,357% since 2010.
- Today’s digital age provides unprecedented opportunities in electronic media.
Is it for me?
- Curious and creative?
- A good writer?
- Technologically savvy?
Five Reasons to Choose Scranton for Journalism and Electronic Media
Human knowledge used to double every century. Now it’s doubling every 18 months. As a result, it’s hard to know what the world is going to look like four years from now. That’s why we equip our students with skills that will stand the test of time. You'll become an exceptional writer and learn how to adapt through the next big technological change – and the one after that – and the one after that.
-Matthew Reavy, Ph.D.
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Where will Journalism and Electronic Media take me?
Students enter the workplace armed with practical skills and experience to hit the ground running. Even as technology and methods of communication evolve, as they inevitably will in today’s constantly changing world, the lifelong skills you’ll learn in this program will enable you to remain competitive in the field.
Some examples of jobs are: blogger, staff writer, feature writer, copyeditor, content editor, producer, broadcaster, video producer and columnist.
Top Graduate Schools:
We are proud to list just a few of the prominent graduate schools which have admitted our communication graduates:
- University of Hawaii
- New York Law School
- Liberty University
You’ll find Scranton graduates working in a wide range of companies and organizations including:
- 1010 WINS
- BBC America
- CBS Radio
- Cumulus Media
- Discovery Channel
- Golf Magazine
- NBC Sports
- SB Nation
- The Scranton Times Tribune
How Scranton Gives You a Competitive Edge
University of Scranton alumni retain strong ties to their alma mater. This means that you will have access to a wide and influential network for informational interviews and job placements.
You’ll gain solid practical experience through internships, class projects, study and service trips, and campus media for an impressive resume that will stand out in the competitive job market.
Exceptional students have been recognized regionally and nationally, sending a message about the strong journalism preparation and high quality of graduates coming from Scranton. For example, Colleen Day was awarded the Lawrence K. Beaupre Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in Journalism. The award honors the late editor of the Times-Tribune.