The Journalism major at Keene State College provides and maintains an intellectual environment dedicated to the investigation of the roles of the mass media in contemporary society within a liberal arts perspective. The major provides students with a theoretical understanding of the media and prepares them for careers in the field by enabling them to build both print and electronic media skills in an applied setting. The curriculum emphasizes the concepts of press objectivity, fairness, accuracy, freedom of speech, and freedom of the press, as well as the development of analytical writing, research, production, and presentation skills.
The curriculum covers the skill areas of journalistic writing, editing, electronic journalism, and news production. It includes at least 40 credit hours of study within Journalism. A grade C or higher must be earned in each Journalism course or Journalism course substitution counted toward the major.