Multi-Media Journalism

Certificate

Center for Arts & Humanities
CCD.edu/Journalism

Multi-Media Journalism

Stories are always going to be told, but how we tell those stories is changing. Journalism is changing but CCD's journalism program and the state-approved certificate has changed with it. Our programs, classes and certificate are based on the practice of convergent media, teaching you how to deliver and interpret news in a variety of media platforms. Since journalism incorporates a variety of mediums, it is imperative that you learn and understand core journalistic styles and how to use digital tools like social media to maximize the effectiveness of the news story. In addition, CCD's journalism program helps you improve your writing and communication skills. The program also provides real-world opportunities and experiences, like guest speakers, internships at local media companies, tours of local media companies and networking events.

You will also have the opportunity to join the student-run, award-winning magazine, giving you the experience you need to enter a demanding but exciting industry. The journalism program serves as a bridge for you to continue on to a four-year university or for you to head directly into the media industry.

Program Admission Requirements

Meet minimum assessment scores and/or prerequisites for courses in the program.

Course Map

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
JOU 105 Introduction to Mass Media: GT-SS3 3
JOU 106 Media News and Reporting 3
 Subtotal6
Second Semester
JOU 225 New Media 1 3
JOU 241 Feature and Magazine Writing 1 3
Choose One Elective 3
Photojournalism  
Introduction to Editing for Media  
Media Law and Ethics  
Internship  
Creative Writing I  
Introduction to Computer Graphics  
Choose One Elective 3
Photojournalism  
Introduction to Editing for Media  
Media Law and Ethics  
Internship  
Creative Writing I  
Digital Photography I  
 Subtotal12
 Total Credits18
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ENG 121 is a required prerequisite for this course.

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