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2023-2024 College Catalog 
2023-2024 College Catalog

Digital Journalism, Certificate

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The Certificate in Digital Journalism prepares students to find employment in the media industry, or can benefit practicing journalists considering professional development. Students will focus on the use of the Internet and digital technology while exploring journalism fundamentals of reporting, writing, editing, and gain proficiency in Web content production, blogging, video production and editing, social media, and other developing trends.

The objectives of this program are to:

  • Demonstrate skills necessary for work in public relations, media and communications organizations.
  • Apply knowledge of ethical, legal and content issues to real-life situations concerning online journalism.
  • Complete practical experiences as journalists, editors, photographers, video journalists, designers, and media professionals.

First Year

Total Semester Hours: 15

Winter Session

Spring Semester

Total Semester Hours: 15

Summer Session

Total Program Hours: 30

Developmental Courses

Sussex has embraced a practice of directed self-choice whereby students are encouraged, through guided conversations with an advisor, to best determine their readiness for this course. Students should be aware that Developmental Studies  exist and are available to help strengthen skills and encourage success. Pursuing testing and/or developmental courses is entirely up to the student. Further, testing, though providing a valuable reference point for reflection, does not create for the student an obligation to follow Accuplacer recommendations. 

The exception to this is where students seek enrollment in higher-level math courses. Students wishing to enroll in the following math courses are required to take and adhere to placement guidance from, the Advanced Algebra and Functions test, as part of Accuplacer, through the college’s testing center, for admission into any of the following courses: MATH 110, MATH 112, and MATH 113. Please note, courses in other disciplines may also require advanced mathematics placement. Students should check with their advisor. 

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