As a possible journalism & digital media major, you are likely interested in finding stories or telling stories through visuals or words. You are probably pretty active on social media as well. At Queens, our Knight School of Communication will nurture those passions and help you channel them into a career you will love. Journalism majors at Queens prepare for storytelling across media platforms. We know that journalism and media production are rapidly changing fields. That's why we offer courses in the foundations of journalistic practice, and create ways for you to experience traditional and emerging media. Our great city of Charlotte is the perfect place for you to gain experience working in a top 25 media market. You can tailor your experience to your preferred setting: the newsroom, the broadcast studio, the production booth, or the sports arena, to name a few.
Perks of Being a Journalism & Digital Media Major
- Knight-Crane Convergence Lab
This innovative space is a vibrant hub for the Knight School. The lab includes iMacs, wall-mounted televisions which create a newsroom environment, smart board technology, field and studio cameras and other related equipment. The lab hosts classes, but is open for project-based student use.
- Caring, committed professors
The journalism and digital media professors in the Knight School all have real-world experience in the subjects they teach. Many are currently working in Charlotte.
Queens offers you more than 70 clubs and organizations. Journalism & digital media majors may be interested in the Queens Chronicle, Project Airwaves and Lambda Pi Eta.
Queens students have had opportunities to intern at a diverse group of sites including:
- Carolina Panthers
- WFAE Radio (NPR)
- The Daily Show with John Stewart
- Susie Films
- Fox Carolina
- Charlotte Hornets
- Charlotte Observer
- American City Business Journals
- The Rachael Ray Show
- ABC News
"I didn't leave with just a degree. I was transformed as a person." - Vanessa Faura, Queens Alumna
Hands-On Professional Experience in Charlotte
As a top 25 media market and home to 270 Fortune 500 companies, Charlotte is a hot spot for career and internship opportunities. Ross Radcliffe's '14 internship with Charlotte-based Susie Films led to a full-time job upon graduation. About 100 Queens students had a once in a lifetime opportunity when the Democratic National Convention took place in Charlotte in 2012. Our students interned with ABC News, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and even the DNC Host Committee.
"Dr. McArthur connected me with Tracy Russ of Russ Communications and the DNC Host Committee. Russ edited some of my video projects and was crucial in my internship at the DNC, helping me get on the convention floor." - David Barnes '15