Major in Multimedia Journalism

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

The multimedia journalism major prepares students for jobs in which they will work in multiple media platforms – print, digital, online, and broadcast – in the fields of journalism, public relations, promotions, or advertising. Students not only gain a solid foundation in reporting and writing, but also learn how to combine these words with images, video and sound to tell journalistic stories in an interactive, digital environment. Students take multimedia-specific courses in which they

  • Design and produce websites
  • Create multimedia projects utilizing broad-based digital skills that include the use of software such as InDesign, Illustrator, Freehand, Fireworks, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash, Vegas Moviestudio, Final Cut Pro HD, and Audacity; and the use of various external hardware including audio and video recorders, digital video cameras lighting kits, and video transfer decks
  • Gain practical experience through class projects, practicums, and internships

Program Requirements

Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

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

Shawn Murphy, Chair
Office: Ward Hall 241
Phone: 518-564-2422
Fax: 518-564-2349
Email: shawn.murphy@plattsburgh.edu