Loyola University Chicago

School of Communication

Multimedia Journalism

Curriculum requirements for the minor

Total Credit hours: 18 Credits

Required Courses (9 credit hours)

  • COMM 175: Intro to Communication
  • COMM 205: Reporting Basics I: Writing & Interviewing (Writing Intensive)
  • COMM 208: Reporting Basics II: Technology of Journalists 

Electives (9 credit hours)—Choose three of the following courses:

  • COMM 135: Introduction to Video Production
  • COMM 207: Photojournalism
  • COMM 229: Interviewing Skills
  • COMM 253: Health Reporting
  • COMM 254: Literary Journalism
  • COMM 256: Broadcast News
  • COMM 259: News Editing
  • COMM 262: Feature & Opinion Writing
  • COMM 263: Introduction to Design and Editing
  • COMM 264: Sports Reporting and Writing
  • COMM 265: Sports Broadcasting
  • COMM 267: Writing for Business (Business Reporting)
  • COMM 275: Web Design and Usability
  • COMM 298: Themes in Journalism
  • COMM 311: Health Communication
  • COMM 315: Advanced Reporting
  • COMM 328: Magazine Design and Production
  • COMM 332: Investigative and Public Affairs Reporting
  • COMM 335: City News Bureau
  • COMM 342: Human Rights Reporting
  • COMM 358: Newscasting and Producing
  • COMM 372: Special Topics in Journalism


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.

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.