Journalism Degree - Online and Campus Programs

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Learning at Full Sail University has always centered around interaction and the exchange of ideas. Our online curriculum fully embraces this philosophy. We have developed our own online learning environment with the aim of being the most people-focused education experience on the web.
Programs:
  • New Media Journalism, Master of Science
  • Creative Writing, Master of Fine Arts (Online)
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Brenau Adult and Graduate Studies: Designed with You in Mind

Our online learning format is designed to help you successfully complete a professionally tailored degree or certificate, and still find a healthy balance between work and home life.

At Brenau, “Be More” isn’t just a tagline, it’s a promise to yourself to reach your full potential in life and in your career. We help you do this with online programs that virtually surround you with instructors, staff and fellow students who encourage you to grow into the best “who” you can be – all on your schedule.

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  • Masters in Business Administration - Communication Management
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At Kaplan University, we offer over 180 degree and certificate programs. With three different ways to learn, you can choose the format that works best for you:

  • Study wherever you have an Internet connection, because almost all of our courses are 100% online, or
  • Take campus-based classes(with day and evening options available), or
  • Combine campus learning with online classes (blended).

Locations:  Cedar Rapids, IA Urbandale, IA

Programs:
  • Bachelor of Science: Communication

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The Late-Breaking News on Journalism Programs

Investigative journalism, business journalism, and even fashion journalism all have one thing in common: You have to know how to find, and tell, the story. This may involve conducting interviews, research, and keen observation. You may need to write reports for a website, newspaper, or magazine, or appear on TV as a broadcast journalist.

Do You Need a Journalism Degree?

Employers tend to value experience above all else, but getting a journalism degree can help you get your first job. You should also take on journalism internships, summer jobs, and work at your school's newspaper or radio station. If you want to specialize in a specific type of journalism, then take courses in that subject, too. For instance, to work in business journalism you need courses in finance and economics. Fashion design classes can help you find a job in fashion journalism. Sharpen your research skills for investigative journalism, since those stories sometimes take weeks to break.

The Post Journalism Degree Story

Expect tough competition. As of 2008, 53 percent of journalists worked for newspapers and periodicals and with the trouble in that industry from online competition, employment is predicted to decline by 8 percent from 2008 to 2018. The 21 percent of journalists who enter radio and television broadcasting will face a 4 percent decline due to consolidation and a drop in advertising revenue due to the recession. Salaries vary depending on the specific field of journalism. The middle 50 percent of reporters and correspondents earn between $25,760 and $52,160, while the middle 50 percent of broadcast news analysts earn $32,000 to $88,630.