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Major in Multimedia Journalism

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Science (B.S.) in Journalism: Multimedia Journalism

The multimedia journalism major prepares you to work in multiple media platforms — print, digital, online and broadcast — in the fields of journalism and public relations.

First, you will gain a solid foundation in reporting and writing. They you will learn how to combine these skills with images, video and audio to tell journalistic stories in an interactive, digital environment. Multimedia-specific courses give you the opportunity to:

  • Design and build websites, becoming fluent in the latest versions of HTML and CSS
  • Be introduced to JavaScript and PHP programming languages
  • Create multimedia projects using broad-based digital skills that include software such as InDesign, Fireworks, Photoshop, Notepad++, Dreamweaver, WordPress, Sony Movie Studio and Audacity
  • Learn how to shoot video and capture audio with college-supplied camcorders and audio recorders
  • Gain practical experience through class projects, practicums and internships

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If you would like to learn more about the journalism and public relations programs at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact

Dr. Jonathan Slater, Chair
Office: Ward Hall 241
Phone: 518-564-2284
Fax: 518-564-2349
Email: jonathan.slater@plattsburgh.edu