The program challenges and encourages its students:

  • To acquire fluency in journalism’s fundamental reporting and writing skills
  • To instill information and media literacy
  • To practice and critique digital modes of journalism
  • To employ an interdisciplinary lens to critique the journalist’s role in the media and the media’s role in society
  • To produce journalistic narratives through project-based learning e.g.; Los Angeles as subject
  • To understand the ethical guidelines and laws that govern journalism
  • To understand the history of literary practices and the history of journalism as a unique field of writing
  • The ability to analyze and create within one or more literary and journalistic modes or genres