Multimedia Journalism

Master's Degree  | Russellville Campus | In-Person or Blended

The multimedia journalism master program at Arkansas Tech University is primarily about the story. As a student within the program, you will learn and practice how to find, how to get and how to tell the story in ways that resonate in today’s digital environment. To prepare you for careers in the rapidly changing media landscape, the multimedia program provides diverse production courses in a sequence. In other words, students are required to take at least five production classes from a basic multimedia writing class to the most advanced production class across digital media platforms one after another.

Develop skills to tell stories that engage, inform, and inspire through various media platforms

By getting diverse hands-on experience in auditory, visual, explanatory and narrative storytelling, you will build up the professional-level journalistic and technical skills that the current media industry is seeking. Once completed successfully, you will be ready to take on whatever challenge that comes your way. Besides learning practical skills of a professional journalist, you will also learn how media interact with societies, emerging new media including social media, ethical and legal issues related to news media.

Curriculum Insight

The coursework entails a minimum of 30 credit hours including a professional portfolio project. Among 30 credits hours, 24 required hours are delivered via face-to-face environments. Students can choose 6 elective hours from the list of eight elective classes in which four electives are online classes.

HANDS-ON LEARNING opportunities

  • This program provides diverse hands-on experience opportunities including but not limited to working with professional-level digital production devices, facilities and production software.

  • Projects based hands-on assignments in diverse production courses will guide you master up-to-date storytelling skills and knowledge.

  • Hand-on experience is also available for you by working on university newspaper, radio and TV stations as a reporter, editor, producer, and core staff members.

SKILLS YOU WILL LEARN

  • You will achieve fundamental multimedia journalism skills of how to interview, report, script, shoot, and edit compelling stories across all media platforms.

  • Achieve skills to tell a story through combinations of text, picture, audio, video, and infographic.

FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE FOR WORKING PROFESSIONALS

Because many students in the program work full-time or part-time, we offer the majority of classes on evenings and all electives via online delivery.

About This Degree

TUITION

Students living in states bordering Arkansas receive in-state tuition.

Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. The Arkansas Tech University school code to use on the FAFSA is 001089.

Payment Options:

  • Financial Aid
  • Payment Plan
  • Graduate Assistantships

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CAREER OPTIONS

You could work as a(n):

  • Producer
  • Editor
  • Reporter
  • Communication Specialist at various companies

Alumni of our program work at:

  • FOX4 News Kansas City
  • ESPN Arkansas, Arkansas PBS
  • Youth Resource Center in Port-au-Prince (Haiti)

ACADEMIC INFORMATION

View the links below to better understand the courses, the course timeline, and who your faculty will be when you enroll as an ATU student.

Credentials that stack with this degree: 

  • Students can pursue a Ph.D. in journalism, communication, or a related field.

Point of Pride

The Multi Media Journalism program produces graduates who lead in communicating stories of all types in video, audio, and digital means.

 

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In this video, go behind the lens as a multimedia major in television production.

 

 

 

Portfolio Showcase

Students create a journalistic portfolio where they develop and deliver multiple journalistic stories through multiple media platforms to reach different types of audiences. All students will participate in creating their own professional portfolio, which will be the deciding factor in completing the program.

Lina Elshrief

Lina Elshrief investigates the issues surrounding Syrian refugees in the US. She particularly highlights how these refugees come here and make positive differences, and how they positively impact the American economy.

Carly COPELAND

Carly explores the history, the legacy, the future of Miss America, and specifically the Miss Arkansas organization. In particular, she focuses on the reshaping of the organization including the omission of the swimsuit portion of the competition.

Carly Allen

Carly completes this project to preserve the history of the first minor league baseball team in Arkansas that would soon be forgotten after the men she interviewed pass on from this life.


 

Multimedia Journalism Faculty

Dr. Sangki Lee
Program Director
Professor of Journalism

Energy Center 102

(479) 968-0640
slee15@atu.edu 


Tommy Mumert
Assistant Professor of Journalism

Energy Center 103

(479) 968-0284
tmumert@atu.edu 


Billy Reeder
Assistant Professor of Journalism

Energy Center 104

(479) 968-0459
wreeder@atu.edu 


Megan Toland
Assistant Professor of Journalism

Energy Center 121

(479) 964-0805
mtoland1@atu.edu 


Dr. Hanna Norton
Professor of Journalism

Energy Center 101B

(479) 498-6000
hnorton@atu.edu