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Journalism at Gaylord College

Program overview

Journalism majors at Gaylord College use our state-of-the-art facilities in a nationally-ranked program to become multimedia journalists and storytellers through hands-on learning and real-world experiences.

A major in journalism is ideal for the student interested in writing, public affairs or current events, or digital storytelling and multimedia production. Journalism majors pursue careers as reporters, news anchors, broadcast journalists or copy writers and editors. The critical thinking, analysis and research skills also prepares students for postgraduate studies. 

Key contacts in the Journalism program

Josh Kahoe

Josh Kahoe

Academic Advisor
joshkahoe@ou.edu
(405) 325-5199

Elanie Steyn

Elanie

Journalism sequence head
elanie@ou.edu
(405) 325-8219

Skills gained with a Gaylord journalism degree

Practical SkillsSoft Skills

Information gathering, processing,
and dissemination for multimedia platforms

Writing

Editing

Interviewing

Still photography

Video production

Critical and analytical thinking

Information synthesis

Problem solving

Written and verbal communication

Interpersonal skills

Team work and collaboration

Time and project management

Degree requirements for a journalism major

A maximum of 50 hours of JMC will be counted in the 124 hours required for graduation. At least 80 hours must be completed outside of Gaylord College.

JMC Core

1013 Introduction to Mass Communication

2033 Writing for Mass Media

4813 Mass Communication Law

Journalism Core

3003 Multimedia Journalism

3013 Multimedia Newsgathering

4803 History of Journalism

4863 Journalism, Ethics, and Democracy (senior capstone)

Two courses chosen from the following:

3043 Community Journalism

3063 Introduction to Broadcast Journalism

3083 Business of Media

4123 Mass Communication Theories

4833 Journalism Ethics

4853 Race, Gender, and the Media

JMC Skills Streams

Students must choose one of the following:

Broadcast

3011 Mass Media Practicum

3663 Electronic News Gathering Technology

3773 Television News

4673 Advanced Broadcast New

Online

3011 Mass Media Practicum

3663 Electronic News Gathering Technology

3683 Interactive Multimedia

4683 Multimedia Content Management

Print

3011 Mass Media Practicum

3023 Feature Writing

3103 News Editing

4013 Reporting Public Affairs 

JMC Electives

A minimum of 9 hours chosen from JMC courses numbered 3000-level or above

Required completion of a minor (15-21 hours, based on minor chosen)