The Journalism Program at IU Southeast offers two tracks to choose from: Multimedia Journalism and Public Relations. Our program's focus is on helping you to be career-ready by emphasizing five core skills: communication, collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, and curiosity.
In the Multimedia Journalism track, you will develop practical skills in interviewing, news and feature writing, managing web content, coordinating social media, designing print and digital publications, and creating multimedia stories. You’ll create publishable pieces of content in your classes. The cornerstone of the Multimedia Journalism program is the two-semester internship on the national award-winning campus multimedia news organization, The Horizon.
In the Public Relations track, you will develop practical skills in interviewing, writing press releases, managing web content, coordinating social media, designing print and digital publications, engaging with news media, and developing PR campaigns. You’ll work with real community clients in service projects that are incorporated into your classes.
In both tracks, you’ll create work and develop a strong professional portfolio that will help you land internships and jobs.
Why you should study Multimedia Journalism or Public Relations at IU Southeast:
- Your classes will help you develop real-world skills, where you tell real stories and work with real community clients. Our new curriculum includes courses in social media strategies, visual communications, and multimedia storytelling, among others.
- Your classes will be small. Many journalism classes are capped at 15 to allow for significant student-faculty interaction.
- You’ll be at the only university in the Louisville metro to offer a bachelor’s degree in journalism.
- Your work will be recognized. Our students have won many national, regional, and state awards, including winning a Pacemaker Award (the Pulitzer of college journalism) and a Society of Professional Journalists national Mark of Excellence Award, among others.
- You will enter the job market with a powerful and versatile degree. Nationally, recent college grads who majored in journalism or PR were more likely to find jobs than college grads overall, according to a recent study.
- You will get experience and build a portfolio by working on The Horizon, the student-run multimedia news organization or by working on class projects with local clients, like a recent project where students told video, audio and written stories about local businesses and community leaders.