Journalism

David T.Z. Mindich, Ph.D., Department Chair
Larry Stains, MJ, Assistant Department Chair
Ms. Rosalind Williams, Office Manager
rwilliam@temple.edu
316 Annenberg Hall
215-204-7433
https://klein.temple.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/journalism-major

The curriculum for Journalism is based on developing critical thinking in students for a multimedia, urban, journalistic environment. This requires a broad educational background coupled with rigorous professional training. The curriculum emphasizes subject matter from other disciplines, particularly those in the liberal arts. The department also believes that effective writing is central to communication and is, therefore, integral to the department curriculum.

Graduates of the program will develop:

  1. Strong skills in reporting, writing, photography, audio/video newsgathering, print and web editing and design.
  2. The ability to analyze critically past and present trends of journalism and to help craft alternative forms of journalism for the future.
  3. A strong sense of ethical responsibility and the knowledge necessary for ethical decision-making.
  4. An understanding of digital and interactive media technologies.
  5. The ability to provide information in multimedia formats.
  6. A culture of collaboration through team reporting....
  7. ...in order to tell stories emanating from a diverse urban environment.
  8. A keen understanding of the increasingly global nature of today's journalistic environment.
  9. An appreciation of free expression and awareness of legal constraints guiding responsible journalism.

Temple's Journalism Department is one of only three programs in Pennsylvania accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC). The department has a chapter of the national journalism and mass communication honor society, Kappa Tau Alpha. Additionally, every spring the department awards thousands of dollars in scholarships to deserving majors.