Search for truth when you earn your Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication degree online from Ashford University.

In this program, you will learn the rights and responsibilities of news media professionals in a democracy. You will create an electronic portfolio of work to showcase your professional journalistic skills. Your courses include a wide range of topics, from composition and editing to research and analysis.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the rights, roles, and responsibilities of news media professionals
  • Apply the principles of Freedom of Speech and Freedom of the Press in a domestic and global society
  • Demonstrate an understanding of diverse cultures and groups in a domestic and global society in relation to mediated communications
  • Apply ethical principles in the pursuit of truth, accuracy, fairness, and diversity
  • Demonstrate the ability to develop accurate, timely, and impactful mediated messages while applying the appropriate theories and concepts in the presentation of information and images
  • Demonstrate the ability to conduct research, apply basic numerical and statistical concepts, evaluate information using the appropriate methods, and write clearly in the forms and styles appropriate for the profession
  • Demonstrate the ability to think critically, creatively, and independently in the development of news, and in the evaluation of their own work, and the work of others


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