| Major Areas of Study: JOURNALISM
The major in journalism is a converged and multimedia program designed to
provide both hands-on experience in journalism and a theoretical understanding
of the field. Students in the program work in print, radio, TV, and electronic
media production through Orbit Media
News, an organization that represents all areas of campus media. Muskingum's
program focuses on convergence, anticipating what future journalists will need
to know in order to compete in the always-changing job market.
- The Black & Magenta is
Muskingum's weekly student newspaper, serving both the campus and the region.
- WMCO is a full-time
FCC-licensed noncommercial radio station operating at 90.7 FM with 1.3 kilowatts
and streaming 24/7.
- Orbit TV is Muskingum's own
cable-access TV channel, providing local news and entertainment.
In addition to their coursework, journalism majors are required to do two
internships, one in audio or video production and one in writing or photography.
These can be local, national, or international. Here are some recent examples:
- Copy editing and arts reviewing for the Dayton Daily News
- Reporting and design work for The Daily Jeffersonian
- Reporting and production work for WHIZ
- Writing and editing for The Times Reporter
- Reporting for a Japanese news service
- Public relations writing for the Jewish Vocational Services in Cincinnati,
- Public relations writing for the Southeastern Medical facility in Cambridge,
Students in print journalism have the opportunity to explore a variety of research fields through their senior seminar projects. Examples of recent projects students are working on include a study of convergence (the blending of print, broadcast, and web journalism) and a project on journalistic ethics.
The Society for Collegiate Journalists is open to student journalists with at least a year of service to college media. In this club and its affiliate, the Journalism Club, students have the opportunity both to organize activities for journalism majors and to arrange forums for educating the campus community about journalism. Associated Collegiate Press (all students affiliated with the Black & Magenta are members of this organization because of B&M membership).
Approximately 20-30 students are employed by the Black & Magenta each semester as editors, writers, photographers, web editors and designers, circulation and advertising managers, graphic designers, and copy editors.
Black and Magenta
The Black & Magenta, or "B&M", is Muskingum's weekly student newspaper, "First with the news since 1894." The work that students do on the paper prepares them well for the workplace after graduation, whether they pursue journalism or any other career requiring knowledge of the latest reporting, writing, and design technologies.
*Go to B&M On-line.
Career Possibilities for Journalism Majors
Muskingum graduates in Journalism now work as:
Recent Journalism graduates have enrolled in the following graduate programs:
- West Virginia University (creative writing)
- Kent State University (educational administration)