Loyola University Chicago

School of Communication

Bachelor's in Multimedia Journalism

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From newspapers to fake news.

Five years ago, newsrooms were experimenting with apps. Now they’re exploring the nexus between journalism and virtual reality.

Despite all of the changes in the news industry over the last decade, one thing has stayed the same - journalism is an essential part of democracy. 

At Loyola University Chicago, we’re committed to ensuring journalism survives and thrives in the future. We teach students the skills every journalist must master, including:

  • Researching
  • Interviewing
  • Reporting
  • Writing
  • A commitment to ethics and social justice

We know technology has changed the way the public consumes journalism. So we also teach our students the other skills storytellers must excel at, including:

  • Shooting and editing photos and video
  • Recording and editing audio
  • Designing web sites and other types of content
  • Promoting content and understanding metrics
  • A willingness to explore emerging media

We don’t just teach students in the classroom. We help them learn in the real world too. We assist our multimedia journalism students in finding fulfilling internships before graduation. The downtown Chicago location of Loyola's Water Tower Campus, where most multimedia journalism classes are held, makes it easy for students to secure internships at renowned media outlets like the Chicago Tribune, Sun-Times, WLS and WMAQ. Our students can also intern for other organizations, such as non-profits and content creation companies, who need strong storytellers.

And don’t worry – there are jobs for multimedia journalists upon matriculation.

Graduates of our multimedia journalism program have secured employment at such organizations as:

You can read more about School of Communication alumni at Compass, a web site created by one of our Advanced Reporting classes. 

Our faculty includes national award winners who have many years of experience in print, broadcast, and online journalism. This ensures our students learn the skills that media professionals use on a daily basis.

In keeping with Loyola's Jesuit, Catholic values of social justice and ethical practices, the 39-hour multimedia journalism major includes a communication core, a journalism core and electives, and two integration experiences, giving students essential coursework complemented with real-world knowledge.

To learn more about our classes, events, and the journalism industry, follow us on Facebook.

To speak with someone about our multimedia journalism major and minor, please contact Program Director, Patty Lamberti.

*Students majoring in Advertising & Public Relations, Communication Studies (including Advocacy and Social Change), Film and Digital Media or Journalism cannot major (or minor) in another program within the School of Communication.