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Loyola University New Orleans' journalism sequence is designed to educate students in the "how" and the "why" of the work of journalists. Students will learn basic skills, including question-asking, analysis of information, newswriting and reporting. They will also come to know and understand how American journalism has developed, the meaning of press freedom in the United States, and the social, political and ethical responsibilities they will have as journalists. Contact the sequence chair, Dr. Leslie Parr, at parr@loyno.edu for more information.

Journalism sequence curriculum

Required courses:

  • CMMN A250 Journalism (formerly Beginning Reporting)
  • CMMN A265 Photography
  • CMMN A266 Videography
  • CMMN A350 Advanced Journalism (formerly Advanced Reporting)
  • CMMN A450 History of Journalism or CMMN A465 History of Photography
  • CMMN A490 Journalism Capstone

Choose two:

  • CMMN A251 News Editing
  • CMMN A260 Intro to Layout and Design
  • CMMN A316 Public Relations
  • CMMN A335 Strategic Event Planning and Promotions
  • CMMN A351 Advanced Editing
  • CMMN A360 Advanced Layout & Design
  • CMMN A354 Feature Writing
  • CMMN A356 Covering the Environmental Beat
  • CMMN A359 Advanced Journalism Lab
  • CMMN A368 Photojournalism
  • CMNN A369 Documentary Photography
  • CMMN A380 Current Trends: Social Media Strategies
  • CMMN A380 Current Trends: Travel Writing
  • CMMN A410 Nonprofit Communications
  • CMMN A455 Media & Gender
  • CMMN A400 Theories of Mass Communication
  • CMMN A475 Environmental Communication

Plus one communication elective

Communication majors are limited to 40 credit hours in mass communication courses. A grade of C or better is required in all courses that are prerequisites to advanced courses.

Mass communication course information

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