Telling News Stories with Honest Words, Powerful Images and the Latest in Technology

Digital journalism at UNI focuses on reporting, news writing, editing and design, online journalism, mobile journalism, sports journalism, photojournalism, and media law and ethics, and is taught by experienced, award-winning faculty. The major and minor are popular with students from all areas across campus who want to write well and understand the best practices in ethical reporting and great storytelling.

The digital journalism major is part of the Department of Communication and Media’s digital media program. With concentrations in digital journalism, digital media leadership and digital media production, the program is a hub of creativity, collaboration and innovation.

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Department of Communication & Media
326 Lang Hall
Cedar Falls, Iowa

Phone: (319) 273-2217

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Digital Facilities and Co-curricular Activities

TV, radio and ESPN+

Digital journalism students can study sports journalism and work on crews for ESPN+ streamcasts of NCAA Div. I Athletics. Sports broadcasters can take courses based in digital media TV studios, and cover sports for the Northern Iowan newspaper and KULT radio, 94.5 FM.

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Digital Tools

Digital journalism labs have Mac computers, the Adobe Creative Suite and other tools necessary for news writing and the editing and design of print and digital magazines.

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Talks and Master Classes

The digital media journalism program and the University of Northern Iowa have been recent hosts to a number of award-winning journalists, including Elizabeth Kolbert (New Yorker), Nikole Hannah-Jones (New York Times), Ira Glass (pictured, from public radio's "This American Life"), author and reporter Susan Faludi, columnist Clarence Page, labor reporter Sarah Jaffe, Tom Cullen (Storm Lake Times), and Eva Andersen (KARE-TV, Minneapolis).

Ira Glass at a master class at UNI