The Journalism emphasis will prepare students for the evolving business and professional fields through the development of newsgathering, reporting, and writing skills. The amalgamation of traditional and current journalism concepts within diverse courses enables students to establish and strengthen qualities essential for multiple career options. Students will experience hands-on application in writing, reporting, videography, and editing. All graduates will 1) understand the crucial role of ethics within the field of journalism; 2) develop strong newsgathering, reporting, and writing skills, and 3) understand evolving media practices, including law, theory and application.
The Communication Arts Journalism center is located on the second floor of the Jamison Mass Media building.
Our facilities include:
- A non-broadcast TV studio,
- A video edit suite,
- A radio/voice over sound studio,
- A computer lab with design software.
There are many on-campus jobs for students in the journalism field. A few of the more popular workstations are:
The Outlook Student Newspaper
This weekly, student-produced paper enables journalism students (and students from similar majors and minors) to experience news production from start to finish. Students develop story ideas, research, interview, write, layout, and edit all content and photos. This work station supplies students with quality experience that fosters both knowledge and a hard work ethic.
The Phoenix Yearbook
In addition to a published yearbook each new year, the Phoenix employs students to create a video supplement for the bound book. Students in the video Phoenix write, develop, and produce content that will be enjoyed by students, staff and faculty. This highly creative workstation requires that students not only have great ideas, but develop the means to see them through to completion.
Public Relations Department
Journalism students have the opportunity to write press releases for area newspapers and the College of the Ozarks' publications. This activity is an opportunity to utilize the writing, speaking, and planning skills necessary for success in the journalism field.