Associate Professor Thomas
Associate Professor of Practice Swartzlander
Doane College provides courses and experiences leading to a major in journalism and media. The courses of study prepare students to gather news and information and distribute them in a variety of media technologies - newspaper, online, audio, video, mobile - to tell stories and produce compelling journalism on multiple platforms. All courses require students to keep a portfolio of their work to help them gauge their improvement as well as to showcase their work to potential employers.
Journalism and media majors have the freedom to explore traditional liberal arts subjects that emphasize critical thinking skills required in the industry while learning the necessary journalistic techniques to tell the story. Journalists need to be strong critical thinkers who know enough about a variety of subjects, from accounting to zoology, to be able to comprehend and explain world, national and local events to news consumers.
The Journalism Department will prepare students for a variety of academic and professional pursuits in the field, including providing content for new technologies. The department encourages students to achieve their intellectual, professional, personal and creative potential by stimulating inquiry, enhancing knowledge and promoting the examination and development of values and perspectives. The department faculty pledge to supply the opportunities, academic environment and leadership training needed to polish student skills in the classroom and workplace.
CoursesJournalism and Media