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Bachelor of Arts in Communication -

Media and Journalism Emphasis

What does it take to prepare for a career in the media industries? The Media and Journalism emphasis is a great place to begin. Through analysis of entertainment, news, information and other genres you will discover criteria for excellence in print and electronic media. You will also gain expertise in how media function as businesses and what role they play in maintaining and changing society, including both shaping and reflecting our values and perceptions.

In media production courses, you will gain the tools to produce messages for a variety of outlets. You will write articles for newspapers and magazines, create web pages, and produce television and radio programs for different audiences and social groups. Whether the goal is to get people to buy a product, donate to a cause, or merely to entertain them, courses in the media emphasis lead you to an understanding of how media operate legally, economically and as institutions in society.

If you have a passion for news, courses in print and broadcast journalism will help you to become a skilled reporter and news writer or editor. As the news industry moves into new electronic delivery systems, you will gain sophistication in informing readers and viewers about the issues that affect society now. Apart from basic journalism skills, you will come to understand the legal and ethical dimensions of news and how they help to shape news products.

For more information about the Media and Journalism emphasis, you can contact:



<strong>Jack Banks</strong><br />jbanks@hartford.edu

<strong>Roger Desmond</strong><br />desmond@hartford.edu

<strong>Sundeep Muppidi</strong><br />muppidi@hartford.edu

<strong>Paul Siegel</strong><br />psiegel@hartford.edu