News and Information

Convergence Across News Platforms

With convergence across platforms accelerating in news media, the faculty of the school have combined four sequences (broadcast news, magazine, news writing & editing and online journalism) into the News and Information track. This track provides tremendous flexibility for students wanting to work in any aspect of news media.

Students interested in broadcast news prepare for the new digital world of electronic journalism with hands-on courses, working on public broadcast and cable news and sports programs, and through internships. Students can begin volunteering for the nightly newscast, WOUB's "Newswatch," The Bobcat Sports Showcase, Hardwood Heroes, or the Emmy-winning "Gridiron Glory" sports program as early as their freshman year. Other opportunities to get involved include student chapters of national professional organizations such as the Radio Television Digital News Association (on Facebook) and the Society of Professional Journalists.

Students with a strong magazine interest can develop their professional skills by working on campus publications such as Backdrop, Thread, College Green, the InterActivist, Southeast Ohio magazine, the Ohio Journalist, and speakeasymag.com, and through internships.

Students with a strong news writing and editing interest gain experience through hands-on courses, working on campus and local media such as The Post, the Athens News and the Athens Messenger, as well as through internships. Students can begin working at local newspapers as early as their freshman year.

Students with a strong online journalism interest gain practical, hands-on experience in courses, as well as by working on any number of campus and local media with websites (e.g., The Post, WOUB News, the Athens News, speakeasy.com, etc.), and through internships. Students can begin volunteering with campus and area media as early as their freshman year.

Download the checksheet for the new semester-based curriculum.

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