Student photojournalist taking photos at a Mizzou football game.

Journalism is the study of gathering, assessing, creating, and presenting of news and information through various mediums. Students will develop a solid foundation in the liberal arts and sciences while achieving competency in journalism. Within the degree program, students can choose an emphasis in Photojournalism. Photojournalism focuses on the history, theory and skills of photojournalism, including still and moving images as well as audio. Also, students will learn the principles and practices of visual editing and design for print and online. This emphasis area includes focused based study curriculum and hands-on practice within the areas of Photojournalism, International Journalism, and Visual Editing and Management. Photojournalists begin their careers working for newspapers, magazines, television stations, or freelance companies.

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Common Career Paths

You can do nearly anything with a Mizzou degree, but here are some common career paths taken by graduates of this major: