Certificate in Digital Journalism

The Journalism: Digital Certificate of Achievement provides students with an introduction to and skills in digital journalism and provides hands-on preparation for entry-level work in web journalism and/or an overlay of digital skills for recent journalism graduates and seasoned print journalists.

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:

Develop, create, report, research and produce technically well-executed news and feature stories for the web and/or broadcast news using combinations of text, images, audio, video and social media.
Use new website, audio and video software systems to produce multimedia stories.
Write news and feature stories on print and web deadlines using foundational journalism skills such as developing story ideas, conducting research, interviewing sources, and applying proper grammar and Associated Press Style.
Exercise news judgment and apply knowledge of online journalism ethical, legal and content issues to real-life situations.
Analyze and evaluate multimedia stories for content, aesthetics and technical quality.

The requirements for the Journalism: Digital program are:

  • Complete 23 units from
    • Journalism: Digital Core Requirements
    • Journalism: Digital Elective Requirement


Journalism: Digital Core Requirements - complete 14.00 units
Course Description Units
CS 74.11  Introduction to Digital Media 3.00
JOUR 1  Introduction to Journalism 3.00
JOUR 52A  Newspaper Practice 1 5.00
JOUR 55  Multimedia Reporting 3.00
Journalism: Digital Elective Requirement - complete 9.00 units
Course Description Units
Complete any combination totaling at least 9.00 units from the following:
ART 82  Beginning Digital Photography 3.00
CS 50A  Web Development 1 3.00
CS 50.32  Web and Digital Media Projects 4.00
CS 57.11  Introduction to Social Media 3.00
CS 70.11A  Adobe Photoshop 1 3.00
CS 71.11  Adobe Illustrator 1 3.00
CS 72.11A  Adobe InDesign 1 3.00
CS 74.21A  Digital Video Post Production Techniques 1 1.50
CS 74.21B  Digital Video Post-Production Techniques 2 1.50
JOUR 52B  Newspaper Practice 2 5.00
MEDIA 20  Introduction to Digital Filmmaking 4.00
MEDIA 21  Intermediate Digital Filmmaking 4.00
MUSC 51A  Digital Audio 1: Fundamentals 3.00
MUSC 51B  Digital Audio 2: Multimedia 3.00