Elizabeth Perkins, Dean
American Journalism finds itself at a crossroad. A 2010 study by the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism finds that "Americans' relationship with news is changing in dramatic and irreversible ways." Cable Television, the internet, and rapidly developing technology are increasing the public's access to news and creating more and more ways for the audience to get involved. At the same time, public trust in the press is declining.
The Journalism Department at Darton College is at the leading edge of the evolution of media, helping students analyze changes in technology and audience habits. The Journalism and Broadcast Journalism programs focus on the next generation for journalistic trends -- including backpack journalism, the use of social media, and multimedia dissemination -- without abandoning traditional journalistic values.
This site contains links to information about each specific program, student media outlets, and much more. Please do not hesitate to contact any of our faculty if you have questions about opportunities for students in the Journalism Department at Darton College.
Journalism Program Coordinator
Broadcast Journalism Program Coordinator