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Few colleges nationally can match the media technologies in Quinnipiac’s Ed McMahon Mass Communications Center. This professional facility offers hands-on training in all aspects of radio, television, print and multimedia production. Of special interest to journalism students is the News Technology Center, modeled after a working newsroom. The center supports courses in broadcast, print and interactive journalism. Students get the latest news at their computers via the Associated Press newswire service and AP’s Essential News Production System, a newsroom automation software application used by CBS and ESPN, among others. For an inside look, visit www.quinnipiac.edu/x3856.xml.
“The newest computer can merely compound, at speed, the oldest problem in the relations between human beings, and in the end the communicator will be confronted with the old problem, of what to say and how to say it.”—Edward R. Murrow
The School of Communications
In addition to the journalism major, the School of Communications offers degrees in communications, film, video and interactive media and public relations.
Quinnipiac at a Glance
Quinnipiac offers 70 undergraduate and graduate programs to 5,700 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate and law students through the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Schools of Business, Communications, Education, Health Sciences and Law. Quinnipiac’s 250-acre Mount Carmel Campus, next to Sleeping Giant State Park, contains academic buildings and residence halls. The nearby 250-acre York Hill Campus houses the TD Bank Sports Center, plus new residence halls for 1,800 students, a student center and 2,000-car parking garage. A third 104-acre campus in North Haven serves as home to many of Quinnipiac’s graduate, online and health professions programs. The University consistently ranks among the top universities with master’s degree programs in the Northern region in U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges issue and recently was ranked first in the category of universities that have made the most promising and innovative changes in academics, faculty, campus or facilities. If you’d like to learn more about Quinnipiac University, send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our web site at www.quinnipiac.edu.
JOURNALISM DEGREE PROGRAM
Journalism on Campus
The journalism program encourages student participation in college media that include The Quinnipiac Chronicle (a weekly newspaper and web site), Q30 (the campus TV station) and WQAQ (the student radio station). Getting involved with college media gives students the opportunity to put into practice the skills learned in the classroom while encountering the real-life challenges of reporting and writing news. The School of Communications welcomes your questions about the journalism program. Contact the school at 203-582-3641 or email Margarita Diaz, chair of the Department of Journalism at email@example.com.
Alison Dolan ’09 had the opportunity to shadow ABC broadcast journalist Bob Woodruff in New York City as he produced a show for Discovery’s Planet Green channel.
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BA in Journalism
Quinnipiac’s undergraduate program in journalism focuses on the principles and practices of professional news reporting and provides students with the skills to disseminate information in an evolving media landscape. The program prepares professionals to understand the role of the press in a democratic society. The journalism curriculum emphasizes reporting skills, ethics, community engagement, command of the latest news gathering tools and rigorous scholarly inquiry. Students can concentrate on either broadcast or print journalism. They take courses that provide a solid foundation for reporting and writing as they also learn how to use cameras, record audio, prepare interactive features and write articles for online media. It all happens within a School of Communications curriculum that emphasizes the history, social impact and responsibilities of the media. Graduates of the journalism program have the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed––whether on a blog, a broadcast or a broadsheet. Industry professionals teach in facilities that feature stateof-the art equipment. In addition to the courses specific to each area of concentration, students are encouraged to choose from an array of electives such as public affairs reporting, public relations writing, sports reporting, broadcast performance and writing for magazines.
All Quinnipiac students must complete the University curriculum with courses in composition, mathematics, the sciences, social sciences, fine arts and humanities as well as six electives outside the major. All journalism students must complete these core courses by the end of the sophomore year with a minimum B- average.
Course MSS 101 JRN 160 MSS 220 Title Introduction to Media Communications Introduction to Media Writing Media History Credits 3 3 3
Students in the journalism program complete a three-credit internship before graduation. The internship, which is monitored by professors in the School of Communications, may be fulfilled during the school year or summer break. Internships develop professional skills and may provide avenues for future employment. Quinnipiac’s proximity to premier media centers in Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts provides numerous internship possibilities. Our majors have interned at such sites as: TODAY Show Fox News New Haven Register Connecticut Post The Boston Globe Cosmopolitan Parenting TV Guide WTIC-TV Fox 61
Broadcast Journalism Concentration The broadcast journalism curriculum emphasizes reporting and writing for the electronic media.
Requirements (25 credits) JRN 105 Electronic News Gathering JRN 263 Broadcast News Writing Reporting for TV JRN 291 Reporting for TV JRN 305 Reporting for the Web JRN 311 Advanced Reporting for TV MSS 340 Communications Law & Ethics JRN 450 Senior Seminar JRN 496 Producing & Presenting the News (Capstone) MSS 490 Internship 1 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Stories of Success
Students who have earned a BA have moved into employment positions soon after graduation. Among their numerous employers are WNBC, Fox News, TV Guide, Meltwater Group (management consultants), the Waterbury RepublicanAmerican and Ryan Partnership (marketing specialists). To broaden their chances for employment, some students have continued their education at Quinnipiac with a master’s degree in journalism. Alumni from the graduate journalism program are pursuing professional careers with news media organizations including the Associated Press, ESPN, Fox News, Hartford Courant, Patch.com and Grandparents.com and at television stations in many top 10 markets, including Dallas and Philadelphia.
Students also select two electives from a variety of courses. For a complete list of courses, visit www.quinnipiac.edu/x1387.xml. Print Journalism Concentration: The print journalism curriculum emphasizes reporting and writing about community and social issues.
Requirements (22 credits) JRN 105 Electronic News Gathering JRN 260 Reporting JRN 305 Reporting for the Web JRN 365 Editing for Print MSS 340 Communications Law & Ethics JRN 450 Senior Seminar JRN 495 Advanced Reporting for Print (Capstone) MSS 490 Internship 1 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Members of Quinnipiac University’s student media interview comedian D.L. Hughley when he visited for a lecture.
A Faculty of Professionals
Members of the faculty have: • won a regional Emmy for a documentary • been nominated six times for an Emmy for television documentaries, including national PBS programs • served as news director for CBS Radio • covered hotspots throughout the world • founded the first fully bilingual English-Spanish daily newspaper in the United States • worked at the Washington bureau of CNN To find out more, visit www.quinnipiac.edu/x1390.xml
Students select two electives from a variety of courses. For a complete list of courses, visit www.quinnipiac.edu/x442. For course descriptions see www.quinnipiac.edu/x1734.xml
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