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Journalism and Media Studies

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Journalism and Media Studies

Journalists and media producers are, at their heart, storytellers. If you like to create videos, articles and photos, a JAMS major will teach you how media reach people, and why media matter. From your first day on campus, build on your coursework by joining student media groups—the Linfield Review and Wildcat Productions. You will develop the knowledge needed to advance to real-world organizations that create and distribute media content or to graduate study in the field.

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As a journalism and media studies major at Linfield

you might take:

Living in a Media World

Explore how people use media, the organizations that make media, and the media technologies we encounter every day. (JAMS 150)

Multimedia Storytelling

Acquire the skills you’ll need to tell stories on the Internet, including coding, writing, photography, video, and graphic design. (JAMS 180)

Social Media Theory and Practice

Learn how social media work, and how professionals in journalism and public relations use social media to reach audiences. (JAMS 343)

Studying journalism and media studies at Linfield

Learning Outcomes

  • Create entertaining, informative, and/or persuasive media content

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  • Analyze and evaluate media content

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  • Understand the effects of media on audiences

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    Understand the structures and functions of mediated communication

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Intern in all areas of journalism and media studies

Internships provide invaluable hands-on experience and further develop your professional skills. Some companies where journalism and media studies majors at Linfield have found internship placements include:

Disney College Program
Make-A-Wish Foundation
Columbia Sportswear
America’s Public Television Stations

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Have questions about studying journalism and media studies at Linfield? Reach out! We'd love to connect with you.
Lisa Weidman
Lisa Weidman
Department Chair and Associate Professor
Renshaw
503-883-2219
lweidma@linfield.edu