The Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture offers both undergraduate and graduate programs in journalism to prepare students for careers in the news media.
Reflecting today’s media landscape, we’re a "converged" curriculum: All students learn the basics of delivering news for print, broadcast and online platforms. Undergraduate students choose one of two concentrations – broadcast or digital. Graduate students enroll in our multimedia journalism program.
Journalism students learn how to find story ideas, conduct interviews and other research, write in a variety of styles, produce video reports, take photographs and publish on both traditional and new media platforms. In the program, you will learn by doing: In many of our courses, you will get practical, hands-on experience, generating news content that will be seen by the public. For example, the school operates such student-produced news outlets as Capital News Service, a news bureau for Virginia newspapers during the spring General Assembly session, and VCU InSight, a 30-minute TV news show that airs monthly on VPM - Richmond PBS.
Our program prepares journalism graduates to work as reporters and editors for newspapers, television newsrooms, news websites, radio news operations, magazines, news-oriented newsletters and other organizations. Moreover, these journalism skills transfer to many other fields, such as law, business, teaching and government service.