Journalism (American University)

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    American University

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    USD 55,899

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Program Description

Working in media requires excellent communication, writing and editing skills, as well as knowledge about industry trends and best practices. The 120-credit hour Bachelor of Arts program in journalism from American University prepares students for this cutting-edge field. Participants spend approximately two years learning about digital tools, reporting, ethics and law to become valuable members of the workforce.

The prestigious faculty includes Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists who have deep insights into the field. Students can choose a concentration in investigative journalism, politics, social justice, emerging media or broadcasting to tailor the program to their goals. They have the best video, audio and film equipment at their disposal. Combined with writing advice from experienced faculty, these tools can be used to create a strong portfolio to showcase to employers.

In addition, students are required to complete an internship with an established media outlet. Popular options include The Washington Post, USA Today, Politico, NBC4 and National Public Radio.

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American University, offers 71 bachelor’s degree programs in subjects such as Anthropology, Dance, Communication Studies, Chemistry, and Sociology. The University also offers a number of honours programs in subjects such as Psychology, Literature, Physics and History. The University has a 90-acre campus that includes amenities and services such as student...

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