Skip Navigation

Journalism

Skip Side Navigation

Journalism

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. 

Gaylord Journalism Contacts

Josh Kahoe, Academic Adviser

Josh Kahoe

 

joshkahoe@ou.edu
(405) 325-5199

Elanie Steyn, Journalism Area Head

Elanie

 

elanie@ou.edu
(405) 325-8219

Skills Gained

  • 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.

  • 1013 Introduction to Mass Communication
  • 2033 Writing for Mass Media
  • 4813 Mass Communication Law
  • Completion of a Minor (15-21 hours) outside of Gaylord College
  • 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

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