Today broadcast journalism and multimedia production are in the midst of a revolution in the way news is covered and will be covered in the future. It is driven predominantly by two factors: technology and economics. One or two individuals are gradually replacing the traditional “teams” of professionals that were formally used to cover a story. Digital cameras and laptop editing are making this former model of news coverage obsolete. The digital journalist and production specialist is emerging as the model of the future.
BJMP students will focus on this new concept and be ready to enter the workforce. Throughout the program students will develop the technical, editorial and theoretical skills necessary for preparation as a digital journalist and production specialist. Emphasis will be placed on research, writing, ethics, interviewing, reporting, recording video and audio, editing, and producing. The digital journalist and production specialist must not only master all of these skills, but also be prepared to work in all of the emerging formats of “new media.” Hands on classes will guide students through distinct photo, video, studio and field event projects that will incorporate all of the necessary skills required for your professional career.
The Master of Arts in Broadcast Journalism and Media Production (BJMP) program at SHU is an intensive hands-on approach to learning for the Broadcast Journalist, Photojournalist, Videographer, Documentary Filmmaker, and Television Production Specialist.
The program is broken into six eight-week segments that offer the student the opportunity to explore their interests and master their craft. Students can finish as quickly as one year by taking classes two nights each week, or in two years by taking classes one night each week.
Students are also issued a MacBook Pro laptop and software to keep after graduation and are issued a personal DSLR kit for the duration of the program.