The media landscape is changing. Tomorrow's journalists will need to know how to write and how to prepare dynamic content like audio, video and graphics. A new major at Eastern Michigan University will prepare students for this new reality.
Media Studies and Journalism
combines aspects of Journalism and Electronic Media with Film Studies. Carol Schlagheck is coordinator of the journalism program. She says this combination is already proving successful. "Like Vinnie Goodwill who is covering the Detroit Pistons
for the Detroit News
is often on television granting interviews and he was a double major in electronic media and in journalism, which has worked for him, but this would make it so you don't have to double major, you can do this for your main track," Schlagheck says.