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Advising & Curriculum Overview


Advising

Mentoring and advisement is an essential part of the program. Students meet with faculty and the program director to ensure that educational goals are being met. For a personal consultation about your career plans and how the GC-Multimedia Journalism can empower you to meet your goals, contact the academic program director, Senior Lecturer Chris Harvey, via email: charvey@umd.edu.

Curriculum Overview & Learning Outcomes

The GC-Multimedia Journalism is a 12-credit, 4-course graduate program designed for professional communicators to learn the skills and concepts needed for digital storytelling across media platforms, particularly the Internet and mobile devices. Topics include Multimedia Journalism, Online Journalism, Mobile Journalism and New Media Entrepreneurship. Upon successful completion, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate facility with digital news and storytelling by using a variety of techniques, formats, and media platforms as appropriate.
  • Use to best advantage the news and storytelling technologies currently available for digital publishing—technologies that include but are not limited to the internet and an assortment of mobile devices.
  • Master basic skills needed to convey messages via digital video, audio, photography, blogging, mobile feeds, and interactive web editing and publishing.
  • Apply in all digital publishing the critical journalistic values of editorial, ethical, and legal care and excellence.
  • Demonstrate understanding of processes and conditions needed for successful communication with today’s multimedia consumers and audiences.
  • Articulate the need for constant education and re‐education in today’s changing media environment.
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