Technology is transforming the journalism and communications industries in ways not previously seen. The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications is embracing these changes, creating a hub of innovative digital laboratories, convergent newsrooms and media properties, and embracing an integrated curriculum that enables its students to graduate ready to harness the potential of digital media for both journalism and strategic communication.
This ability to create content across multimedia platforms while adhering to the values, skills and ethics the industry demands allows the College’s graduates to compete in this ever-changing media world.
The College has four departments – Advertising, Journalism, Public Relations and Telecommunication – and offers sequences in advertising, journalism (reporting, online media, editing, magazines and photojournalism), public relations and telecommunication (news, production, management, and media and society).
Students gain practical experience while in the College. Journalism majors work at newspapers and magazines across the country, at the Independent Florida Alligator and produce Orange & Blue, a campus-wide magazine.
Public Relations and Advertising majors serve internships with companies and nonprofit agencies across the country and produce campaigns through their student associations and agencies.
Telecommunication majors work at production and news positions at the College’s seven broadcasting properties and complete internships at stations, networks and shows throughout the country.