Journalism

Mission Statement
The mission of the Vincennes University Journalism program is to teach students to think critically and creatively about media and communication. Successful students will learn to use the professional skills of journalism (writing for multiple platforms and knowing which platform is the best for a particular news story; interviewing and developing sources; photography; content curation; and production and editing for print, audio, video, and online) with reasoned reflection informed by a strong liberal arts background. Successful students also will have an understanding and ability to apply the core values of the Journalism profession, including ethics, media law, civic life, the ways media are evolving, how that evolution affects day-to-day journalism practices, and a sense of entrepreneurship (self-directed work ethic).

Program Learning Outcomes
Students who complete course work in the Journalism program will be able to:   

  • write news clearly and effectively for multiple media formats.
  • research current events and enduring topics in civic life for use as the raw material of news.
  • evaluate multiple sources. 
  • think critically and creatively in the application of writing and reporting news.
  • value the skills and goals of Journalism as a public service.