Exploring Journalism and Mass Media Communications - Producing Content in A Modern World

Journalism is constantly changing and it is important for journalists to remain equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in the dynamic and ever-evolving field. Through a combination of theoretical and practical coursework, students in this MSU Denver course are taught the fundamental tools required to put together engaging stories that resonate with their audiences.

The Introduction to Journalism and Mass Media course provides students with essential skills and tools that journalists need to succeed. Students will learn about AP and news writing styles and will gain an understanding of what types of stories engage, or fail to engage, their audience.

We also emphasize the vital role of ethics in journalism, focusing on accuracy, fairness, and impartiality.

Students will gain hands-on experience and become proficient in various mass media tools, including writing, editing, photography, and audio recording in order to tell the perfect story. Other aspects of this course will cover the use of technology and social media, teaching students how to leverage these platforms to reach and engage with their audience.

Flexible schedule

Course is 8 weeks long, entirely online, and self-paced.

Career advisement

Receive a personal advising session with an industry leader.

High job demand

You will enhance your resume with critical skills.

Career Pathways in Journalism and Mass Media

Approximate return on investment for each academic pathway

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Pathway 1: Enter the workforce quickly. Complete the Introduction to Journalism and Mass Media course and immediately enter the workforce

  • Median salary is $32,000 year.

Pathway 2: Continue your academic journey and earn a degree in journalism, which allows you to increase your earning potential. You can find positions as a journalist, content producer, working in news and media production, and more.

  • Median salary is $48,370 a year.

Take the course to upskill your resume to advance in your career or discover a new passion.

About Introduction to Journalism and Mass Media

Enroll now for this self-paced, online introduction to journalism course and begin your career pathway towards becoming a journalist with MSU Denver.

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Denver, CO 80217-3362