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About Journalism

What does it take to be a journalist in the Digital Age? At Ramapo College, the Journalism concentration focuses on developing skills of a multimedia journalist with a grounding in basic reporting and writing. Students learn how to develop a story idea, find and interview diverse sources, mine documents and social media for information, and craft well-written stories for print, broadcast and online platforms.

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Classes you can take:

News Writing, Reporting and Producing Online News, Producing Radio Documentaries and Podcasts,
Community Journalism, Producing the Newspaper, Video Journalism, Media Issues and Ethics, Mobile Journalism, Writing for Social Networking, Copy Editing and Photojournalism

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The Journalism concentration seeks to prepare you in the basics of multimedia news reporting, information gathering, writing, editing and producing digital content. Your degree will educate you on the importance of inclusive community coverage.

Sample Job Titles

Job Title
Reporters and Correspondents
Public Relations Specialists
Editors
Photographers
Radio and Television Announcers
Broadcast News Analysts
Writers and Authors
Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture
Film and Video Editors

* Sources of Information: United States Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics (2017). For more information about careers and assistance in making your career plans, please contact Career Services (cahill@ramapo.edu) or visit www.ramapo.edu/careercenter/.

Ramapo Success Story

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Mehnaz Ladha '18

Communications, International Studies, Journalism

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Marissa Torr '11

Communications, Italian Studies, Journalism

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Emily Cummins '13

Journalism

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Valerie Torrizo '14

Anthropology, Contemporary Arts, Journalism, Political Science

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Rachel Wintermute '13

Communications, Journalism, Political Science

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Elyse Toribio '12

Communications, Journalism

As a Ramapo student studying Journalism, you’ll have plenty of options for internships and co-ops in the area. Ramapo students have gained experience interning at CBS News, NBC, The New York Post, Newsmax Media, Inc. Next Play Sports, WABC-TV, Telemundo, Seventeen Magazine and The Record. You can also hone your reporting, writing and online production skills by joining our campus newspaper, The Ramapo News and radio station, WRPR.

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