Minor in Journalism

Global internet communication has had a profound impact on the way news is delivered. However methods of researching, acquiring and writing stories that provide accurate information remain the same.

Webster University's Journalism program teaches you to identify and evaluate potential news stories that will impact, inform and engage a defined audience. You'll learn how to tell a story based on an analysis of purpose, audience and available media, and how to maintain global context.

Learning Outcomes

Successful students in this program will be able to:

  • identify and evaluate potential news stories that will impact, inform and engage a defined audience.
  • construct the most compelling and impacting ways to tell a story based upon an analysis of purpose, audience and available media. This includes taking advantage of multimedia to tell stories in a global context in more complete and meaningful ways.
  • gather and evaluate the validity and reliability of information as well as to evaluate the veracity of the sources from which information comes ...
    • Through the process of interviewing
    • Through research and public records search
    • Through database-driven, computer-assisted reporting
  • evaluate and comprehend the ethical and legal implications of one's journalistic publication decisions.
  • apply entrepreneurial and relationship-building skills in order to compete effectively for professional employment opportunities

The following apply to all minors:

  • A minor must be comprised of 18 credit hours taken at Webster University.
  • No course counted toward a major can also count toward a minor.
  • Students may have a major and a minor within the same department; they may not major and minor within the same area of emphasis.
  • Students must earn a grade of C- or better in any course they wish to apply toward a minor.

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