Western Michigan University's digital media and journalism major prepares students with the interdisciplinary media and information technology competencies required for effective 21st century communication. The major builds on a strong foundation of critical thinking and social responsibility. To complete the major, students then choose one of three subdiscipline emphases: journalism, digital media production, or media management and media technology.
This program will provide you with:
- Practical skills in journalism, the media professions or media and technology management
- Understanding of the current media industry and the application of technology in communication
- Analytical and critical thinking skills related to media messages and media systems
Beyond the classroom
As a digital media and journalism student at WMU, you will may elect to earn internship credits in a wide range of media and organizational settings. You can also gain valuable networking and professional development opportunities through student and community organizations, including participation in the Student Media Group (The Western Herald, WIDR, and/or Young Broadcasters of Tomorrow).
After you graduate
WMU graduates with degrees in digital media and journalism are prepared for careers as:
- Digital or broadcast journalist
- News editor
- Innovation technology manager
- Broadcast/cable television producer or manager
- Web designer
- Press relations specialist
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