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 degree programs 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.
Webster faculty are working, professional journalists. Their insight will help you perfect essential elements of reporting, writing and producing news and features for a variety of media, including print, broadcast and online. You'll also get plenty of hands-on training working for the university's award-winning publications: The Journal, weekly campus newspaper; and The Ampersand, a biannual magazine, as well as the university radio station and television studios.
International campuses throughout the world provide a unique opportunity for students to learn about philosophies and economic structure of media in developed and underdeveloped countries.
In addition to news organizations, corporations are increasingly hiring journalists to gain media exposure, create and execute branding communications, develop crisis communications and maintain blogs to accurately convey products and services they provide.
Points of Distinction for Webster Journalism Programs
- Internships are available in production houses and studios, agencies, healthcare, sports entertainment, non-profit organizations, educational environments, commercial studios, publications, radio, television, corporate settings and cultural institutions.
- Journalism students prepare a professional portfolio to use in job interviews.
- Award-winning faculty practice in the field and instruct using the latest communication technology, techniques and guidelines.
- Journalism majors have access to mentors, including the j-school faculty and have the chance to network with professional alumni like William Broad, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for The New York Times.
- The opportunity for international study at our campuses in Geneva, Switzerland; London, United Kingdom; Vienna, Austria; Leiden, the Netherlands, and; Thailand and China, as well as short-term study abroad assignments.
About Magazine Production Certificate at Webster
Magazines are publications that a majority of the public enjoys reading on a regular basis. The Certificate in Magazine Production will allow you to explore and learn the aspects of producing a magazine, including writing, editing, layout and design and photography, from professionals in the field.
Webster faculty are working, professional journalists. Their insight will help you perfect essential elements of reporting, writing and producing news and features. You'll also get plenty of hands-on training working for the university's award-winning publication The Ampersand, a biannual magazine.
The Ampersand is the student-produced magazine of Webster University. One thousand issues of The Ampersand are printed each semester and distributed free to students, faculty, and staff at Webster. In addition to work produced by The Ampersand staff, the magazine contains original work by Webster students to provide an outlet for sharing creativity and success on campus.
Magazine Production Certificate Learning Outcomes
Successful graduates of this program will be able to:
- demonstrate the elements of magazine production, including writing articles suitable for a magazine, devising the overall content, assigning stories, editing, scheduling production and working with printers
- demonstrate aesthetically appealing magazine layout and design
- demonstrate photojournalism principles
Journalism Academic Programs:
To read about specific program requirements, learning outcomes and how to apply, click on a program from the following list:
- Bachelor of Arts in Journalism (B.A.)
- Minor in Journalism
- Undergraduate Certificate in Journalism and Professional Writing
- Undergraduate Certificate in Outdoor/Environmental Journalism
- Undergraduate Certificate in Sports Journalism
- Undergraduate Certificate in Magazine Production
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