New Resources, a New Minor and a New Focus Are Helping Communication Majors Thrive in a Rapidly Changing Industry
With a redesigned radio station, expanded TV studio, popular Los Angeles Internship Program and a new minor in digital media production, communication majors and young alumni are finding increasing success in every medium.
“The Summit” Recognized With NESNE and ASPA Awards
Stonehill’s student newspaper, The Summit, recently earned awards from the New England Society of Newspaper Editors (NESNE) and the American Scholastic Press Association (ASPA).
Journalism Faculty Embrace Innovative Learning through Use of New Interactive "DisCo" Space
Students in Journalism Professor Maureen Boyle’s “Development of American News Media” class were able to catch up with Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Finkel via Skype recently.
“We want to make sure students know how to present information in a way people want it. We’re looking for ways to bring stories alive.”
From Classroom to Newsroom
In the classroom, Stonehill College Journalism students learn how to write feature stories and press releases, perform interviews, research topics, cover events and how to get published. Courses ranging from video production and news writing to public relations and media law are taught by award-winning professors with real-world experience.
Experiential learning begins on campus - where students have access to TV studios, the WSHL-FM Stonehill College Radio studio and The Summit student newspaper - and continues in the field, through internships across the region. Stories written by our students in the classroom grace the pages of magazines, newspapers and websites throughout New England. Videos and photos shot by these student-journalists have been featured on several websites.
The results can be seen in the many scholarships that our Journalism students have won over year years, including the Esper Reporting Scholarship from the New England Associated Press News Executive Association.
Prepared to Join the Changing Media World
The way we consume news is changing and we help our media students adapt to those changes. From working with iPads and video cameras to posting on Twitter, blogs and websites, our students learn the skills they need to step into the new, 24/7 media world.
Public Relations and Marketing Opportunities
The skills learned in the Journalism minor translate into the growing field of public relations and marketing. Many of our students also intern in public relations and marketing departments throughout the Northeast. Public relations courses are offered through the Communication Department.