Students on the Badger Report

Reporting and Multimedia Journalism

What You'll Learn

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In-Demand, Transferable Skills

You’ll learn the skills employers need, including:

  • News writing and copy editing
  • Data analysis and visualization
  • Video and audio production and editing
  • Web, digital and social media for news

How alumni are using their skills

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Well-Rounded, Cutting Edge Curriculum

Our courses reflect what is happening in the industry today to prepare you for the jobs of tomorrow. Some of our classes include:

  • In-Depth Reporting
  • Magazine Publishing
  • Investigative Reporting
  • Video Journalism
  • Storytelling through Sound

View the course guide

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Real-World Projects and Experience

You’ll publish work in real news outlets, building your portfolio. Recent award-winning student work includes:

Read more about student work

What You'll Do

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Get Involved

Join one of a dozen student organizations sponsored by SJMC and get real world multimedia journalism experience.

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See student organizations & media

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Launch Your Career

By leveraging our strong professional network of alumni and our dedicated career advisor, 97% of our graduates find careers in their chosen field, like:

  • Morning Show Producer
  • Breaking News Reporter
  • Investigative Journalist
  • Editorial Assistant
  • Digital Producer

Learn About Career Services

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Work for the Best

Our graduates go on to work for some of the leading organizations locally and across the globe.

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See recent grad job placements

If you’d like to get started on the reporting and multimedia journalism track, it’s time to take the next step.

How to Apply Meet with an Advisor