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.
General Education Requirements
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
Traditional Undergraduate Program, and the Hayworth School of Graduate & Continuing Studies Undergraduate Program. Prospective students should apply to the program whose curriculum and services best meets their needs.
- The Traditional Undergraduate Program has degree requirements and services designed for the 18-22 year old student. Most traditional undergraduates live in residence halls and are enrolled full-time. A full range of student life activities and student services are available to students in this program, including the Core Program in the Liberal Arts, the John Belk International Program and the Honors Program.
- The Hayworth School of Graduate & Continuing Studies Undergraduate Program has degree requirements and services designed for the adult learner. Most Hayworth undergraduates are employed full-time and enrolled part-time. The Hayworth School also admits those persons wishing to take undergraduate courses as a non-degree candidate. The Hayworth School of Graduate & Continuing Studies realizes the demands that adult students face and assists with study plans, individual student advising and programs designed with flexibility to meet the specific needs of the adult learner. Classes meeting Hayworth degree requirements and several majors and minors are scheduled in the evenings for the convenience of students employed during the day.