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Changing the World One Story at a Time

Journalists inform society and even act as change agents in certain fields. The basis of all areas of journalism is telling a story well. Journalists must use writing and multimedia storytelling talents on multiple platforms, including blogging, online reporting, social media, which expands their audience immensely. To satisfy the constant need for news and information, this program equips students with the ability to gather, package and produce concise multimedia content.

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4emphasis areas to choose from
15program-specific USM Foundation scholarships
1study abroad program in London

What Will I Learn?

  • Report, write, edit and produce an unbiased story
  • Blogging, social media, and developing digital content
  • Produce news and sports content for television, radio and other various platforms
  • Interviewing, announcing and live reporting techniques
  • Multimedia storytelling using images and video content
  • Building an organization's image, campaign development, and managing internal and/or external relations

Your success is our success.

Whether working with students on class projects or honors theses, team projects or student groups, advising or chatting when we run into you on campus, we take the time to get to know our students. All of the faculty in the School are active in research projects and
creative endeavors, balancing disciplinary leadership positions, and serving the university in important ways, but we always find time to help students. Your success is our success.


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Journalism BAHattiesburg

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School of Communication
106 College Hall
118 College Dr. #5121
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

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  • Reporters, Editors, Writers, and Bloggers
  • Event manager, public relations specialist
  • Communications Director
  • Multimedia Reporter, Producer
  • David McRaney, 2007
  • Teresa Collier, 1986
    Director of News and Public Affairs, Mississippi Public Broadcasting
  • Ted Jackson, 1984
    Photojournalist, New Orleans Times-Picayune
  • Rachel Quinlivan West, 2004 
    Senior Editor/Brand Leader, Time Inc. Books
  • Ali Holston, 2011 
    Producer, CNN, Atlanta, GA
  • Charles Bishop "Chuck" Scarborough III, 1969
    Anchor, WNBC New York