Missouri J-Students to Major in One of 25 Interest Areas
Incoming students to the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism will have the option of majoring in one of 25 separate interest areas– and if none of those fit their ambitions, they will be allowed to create their own.
As the Missourian reports, the program revision is unique for its push away from the evermore generalized, convergence-happy curricula being put in place within other journalism schools and departments.
At Mizzou, the new plan of attack seems aimed at providing students with a general reporting, editing, and multimedia knowledge base and skill-set and then unleashing them in a more individualized direction of their choosing. Instead of majoring in just magazine journalism, for example, MU j-students can now jump into magazine design, magazine editing, magazine publishing and management, or magazine writing.
Arts and Culture Journalism
Convergence Radio Reporting and Producing
Convergence Television Reporting
International Strategic Communication
Magazine Publishing and Management
Radio-Television Reporting and Anchoring
Science and Health Journalism
Visual Editing and Management
Watchdog Journalism (Note: How cool does this sound?) :-)