Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication with a major in news-internet.
As news-internet majors, students gain knowledge and skills needed for careers in reporting, editing, management or publishing, online and on paper.
Graduates work on newspaper staffs, in the news departments of other news media and agencies, in public information positions and in Web site editing positions.
Approximately 30 students are enrolled in the major. Average class size is 12 students.
Accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Drake is among 109 accredited programs nationwide. To win accreditation, schools meet 12 standards, which address such issues as class size, diversity within the faculty and curriculum. Accreditation reviews occur every 6 years. Drake's program has been continuously accredited, most recently in 2004.
Thirty-four journalism credits with 3 journalism elective hours (optional) and 3 nonjournalism courses are required to complete the news-internet major.
Suggested progression of classes:
All classes are 3 credit hours except when indicated ( )
|First-Sophomore Years||Junior-Senior Years|
|JMC 30||Communications in Society||JMC 70||Print Media Editing|
|JMC 40(1)||Pre-professional Workshop||JMC 98||Reporting, Writing for WWW|
|JMC 54||News and Reporting Principles||JMC 102||Editing Practicum|
|JMC 59||Intro to Visual Communication||JMC 103||Public Affairs Journalism Online|
|JMC 66||Media Responsibility Over Time||JMC 105||Web Page Design|
|JMC 104||Communication Law and Ethics||JMC 171||The Digital Newsroom|
|ECON 1||Macroeconomics||JMC||Elective (0–3)|
|POLS 1||American Political Systems|
|SCSS 1||Survey of Sociology|
Students must also:
Students should see Graduation Requirements and Regulations sections of the catalog for additional information.
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