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BA IN Journalism and Digital Media

Knight School of Communication

On Campus

Tailor your study to your preferred setting: newsroom, broadcast studio, production booth, or sports arena.

Journalism and digital media majors prepare for careers in storytelling across media platforms. At the Knight School, we know that journalism and media production are rapidly changing and merging fields. That’s why students in this program take courses in the foundations of journalism, experience traditional and new media, and invest their practice through engagement in the context of local and global communities.

Knight Crane Hall

Journalism and digital media students study in the newly renovated Knight-Crane Hall. The renovation included technology upgrades to create a state-of-the-art physical space to support the school's work as Charlotte's digital media hub. The space also features innovative digital, video, audio and distance-learning capabilities.

Internships

Past students have developed hands-on experience with local enterprises that have national reach including:

Mary S

"My four years as a student in the Knight School allowed me to apply my curiosity and discover people’s unique stories in a way that could prepare me for a suitable career. I was not satisfied simply discovering someone’s story. I wanted to share that amazing story with others. Journalism was the way I was able to do that." - Mary Stringini '16 

  • American City Business Journals
  • Bunim-Murray Productions
  • Charlotte Hornets
  • The Charlotte Observer
  • Charlotte Panthers
  • The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
  • FoxCarolina
  • Susie Films
  • WBTV
  • WCNC
  • WFAE Radio (NPR affiliate)

Explore internships at Queens.

Community Engagement

The Queens Knight School of Communication is a national leader in the study of digital and media literacy; our faculty spearheaded the local digital literacy educational organization, Digital Charlotte. We've also established the first curriculum partnership ever with Google Fiber. You will have the opportunity to study and practice digital literacies across media platforms. You will also find that employers are hiring people who can help navigate and manage the complexities of internet-based, social and participatory media.

In addition to volunteering with Digital Charlotte, journalism and digital media majors may be interested in the Queens Chronicle, Project Airwaves and Lambda Pi Eta. Learn more about student clubs and organizations.

Queens Rio Study Abroad
Extended ClassroomStudy Abroad
Our students traveled to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, to create digital media packages, explore culture and report on the locale as they partnered with a university there. The "Queens in Rio" study abroad trip was named the 2017 GoAbroad Innovation New Program.
Holly Lane
Student StoriesHolly Lane '15
"An advisor at CPCC thought Queens would be a perfect fit for my creative ambitions. After doing some research that same day, I was sold. Queens won me over with its small class sizes, individualized approach to education, and variety of courses."
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Charlotte is the 16th largest city in the United States and a top 25 media market. This city is the perfect place to gain experience in a newsroom, broadcast studio, production booth or sports arena.

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