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Katie Tercek

B.A. in Journalism Major

The objectives of this program go beyond teaching students to write clearly and concisely. Our students will also learn to:

  • craft messages in ways that are appropriate for specific audiences;
  • research critically, filter the results and present them in a cogent manner;
  • have a practical understanding of their chosen field of work;
  • integrate broad-based learning into their professional activities;
  • understand that with their power as communicators comes a moral and ethical responsibility;
  • understand the meaning of citizenship in the context of their professional activities and their personal lives;
  • recognize and overcome biases, prejudices and limited viewpoints (including their own) so that they can communicate effectively in a diverse world. 

Majors take 40 hours of required journalism (J/MC) courses — 11 required courses and three J/MC electives. Each student is is assigned a faculty adviser who will review the student's program.

Additional journalism requirements for graduation include the completion of 400 internship hours, under the guidance of an internship coordinator.

Majors are eligible for the Washington Semester Program at American University in Washington, D.C., which carries 12 credits and internship hours; and may also participate in St. Bonaventure's study abroad programs or the Oxford Summer Program.

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    Apr 18, 2018

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    Faculty, Jandoli School of Communication
    Jandoli School faculty members Anne Lee and Dr. Richard Lee participated in a Bruce Springsteen academic conference from April 12-15. Rich presented a paper, "I’m Bruce Springsteen, and I Approved This Message," in which he explored Springsteen’s viability as a political candidate, based on analyses he gathered from 17 political and music experts. During a session titled “When the Promise Was Broken: Plays Inspired by Bruce Springsteen,” Anne read the part of Springsteen’s mother in a short play written by the panel moderator. She also attended sessions on Springsteen and gender to gather material for the Women, Minorities and Media course she teaches. The conference, "Bruce Springsteen’s Darkness on the Edge of Town: An International Symposium," took place at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey. According to the conference website, the symposium featured “an international roster of participants, as well as a host of keynote speakers and musical acts celebrating the life and times of the Jersey Shore and popular music.”




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