Loyola University Chicago

School of Communication

Multimedia Journalism Major

Total Credit Hours: 43

School of Communication Core (10 credit hours)

  • COMM 100 SOC Seminar
  • COMM 175 Intro to Communication
  • COMM 200 Communication & New Media
  • COMM 215 Ethics & Communication

Journalism Foundation Courses (6 credit hours)

  • COMM 205 Reporting Basics I: Writing and Interviewing
  • COMM 208 Reporting Basics II: Technology for Journalists

Research Methods (3 credit hours)

  • COMM 362 Journalism Research Methods

Values (6 credit hours)

  • COMM 282 Media Law (Required)
  • COMM 279 Historical and Critical Issues in Journalism
  • COMM 340/PLSC 387  Politics and the Press
  • COMM 341 Journalism and Race
  • COMM 343 Journalism and Religion
  • COMM 372 Special Topics: Journalism*

*Specific sections/topics only.

Skills (12 credit hours)—Choose from a Concentration

Electronic & Broadcast News Elective (3 credit hours)
  • COMM 135 Intro to Video Production
  • COMM 256 Broadcast News
  • COMM 284 TV Reporting
Digital & Visual Journalism Elective (6 credit hours)
  • COMM 207 Photojournalism OR
  • COMM 328 Magazine Design & Production AND
  • COMM 263 Introduction to Design and Editing
Print Journalism Elective (6 credit hours)
  • COMM 262 Feature & Opinion Writing
  • COMM 259 News Editing

Journalism Electives

  • COMM 135 Intro to Video
  • COMM 207 Photojournalism
  • COMM 229 Journalistic Interviewing
  • COMM 233 Magazine Writing & Editing
  • COMM 253 Health Reporting
  • COMM 254 Literary Journalism
  • COMM 256 Broadcast News
  • COMM 259 News Editing
  • COMM 262 Feature & Opinion Writing
  • COMM 263 Intro to Design & Editing
  • COMM 264 Sports Reporting and Writing
  • COMM 265 Sports Broadcasting
  • COMM 267 Writing for Business (Business Reporting)
  • COMM 275 Web Design & Usability
  • COMM 284 TV Reporting
  • COMM 298 Themes in Journalism
  • COMM 311 Health Communication
  • COMM 315 Advanced Reporting
  • COMM 328 Magazine Design and Production
  • COMM 331 Writing and Marketing Articles
  • COMM 332 Investigative & Public Affairs Reporting
  • COMM 335 City News Bureau
  • COMM 342 Human Rights Reporting
  • COMM 358 Newscasting and Producing
  • COMM 372 Special Topics: Journalism
  • COMM 383 Radio Practicum
  • COMM 3XX Documentary Journalism
  • COMM 3XX Convergence Journalism

Capstone (3 credit hours)

As a final course, preferably in the final semester, students must take a journalism practicum that adheres to a specific plan for reporting and writing in one of the following areas: business, religion, education, science and health, public service or government. 
 
  • COMM 315 Advanced Reporting (Mosiac)
  • COMM 332 Investigative Journalism
  • COMM 335 City News Bureau
  • COMM 358 Newscasting & Producing
  • COMM 3XX Convergence Journalism

Internship (3 credit hours)

COMM 392 Journalism Internship (must be pre-approved by the program)

Supporting minor of second major

The ethical responsibilities of journalism challenge the practitioner to cultivate the broad areas of knowledge that will allow for informed reporting and investigation, so journalism majors must complete a minor in another university department where the potential exists to develop knowledge as context for journalistic practice.