While the need for trustworthy news hasn’t changed, the way we tell that news has.
The field of journalism is evolving to coincide with advances in digital media, and
CBU’s journalism program is keeping pace. The new media available to us has opened
up new methods for how we share stories. As Christians, we are naturally seekers of
truth—an essential quality of a journalist—and at CBU, students learn how to tell
the truth, share stories, build communities and uncover injustices in the most powerful
Learn transferrable skills CBU’s journalism and new media major teaches students how to research, interview,
write, edit, design and use a camera—not just in a classroom but in field assignments,
student publications and internships. Students also use social media to engage different
audiences and publish stories across a variety of traditional and digital platforms.
The skills students gain are transferrable to many other fields, including marketing,
business and politics.
Tell untold stories For the last three years, a group of journalism students have traveled to Louisiana
to capture the stories of Angola prisoners. They write articles, take photos and create videos for a nonprofit that seeks to
teach biblical parenting to the prisoners and coordinate visiting opportunities with
This course prepares the student to work in the new media marketplace by incorporating
audio and video components to storytelling.
Social Media Strategies
This course provides students opportunities to analyze, use and produce content for
current and emerging social media, such as Twitter, Facebook, Tumbler, YouTube, Reddit
and other professional business platforms.
A social documentary is photos and video with a purpose -- used to train, teach, motivate,
shock, inspire, and raise awareness, consciousness, and funds. Primary concern will
be portfolio-quality, single storytelling pictures, and multiple picture packages,
including picture stories.
Student Learning Outcomes
Students will demonstrate knowledge of the principles of journalistic industry standards
in publication layout and design.
Students will demonstrate knowledge of the components of producing a multimedia journalism
package—text, photography, video, audio, social media.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of the components of a various journalistic
stories and styles.
Take the next step toward living your purpose
As you make decisions about college, keep in mind the full social, spiritual and educational
experience awaiting you at CBU. Here, you will be supported by professors, staff and
fellow students who will help you discover your strengths and challenge you to do
more than you ever thought you could. Let us equip you with the education, training
and opportunities you'll need to start making a unique difference doing what you love.
Apply today! When you complete and submit your application to CBU, a friendly and
knowledgeable admissions counselor will guide you through the admissions process and
all the necessary steps to become a Lancer.
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"I really like writing and hope to become an editor for a magazine someday. I would
still choose CBU if I had to do it all over again." Charlotte Steele, 2021
"I love to write and tell stories, so journalism felt like the perfect option for me.
I love the journalism program at CBU. The professors all have extensive experience
in the field, and they teach you using books as well as real-world experiences. I
hope to write for a well-known publication in the future or maybe venture into the
world of public relations." Kylie Voda, 2021
"I want to write for television. A degree in journalism helps you get internships with
production studios and helps you write well. Most of what we do is very hands on,
which gives us the advantage of experience that other students don't have." Isabella Damen, 2021