Be in the Heart of the Action

Rider’s B.A. in Journalism will prepare you to think critically and produce powerful multiplatform and broadcast news, sports and features content to meet the needs of today’s dynamic digital field by combining traditional reporting and writing with digital video production, photography, data analysis and social media skills that are in demand today.
 

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Major Requirements

Journalism students complete the requirements for the major and select either the Broadcast Journalism or Multiplatform Journalism concentrations.

Keep the Public Informed

Rider's multiplatform and broadcast journalism majors graduate with polished, digital multiplatform portfolios to showcase their work and talents. Unlike at larger universities, freshmen and transfer students are able to immediately begin publishing articles, photographs and online video in the award-winning student newspaper, The Rider News, or gain broadcast experience at 107.7 The Bronc and the Rider University Network.

Common Career Fields

  • Sports and Athletics
  • News and Politics
  • Travel and Food
  • Digital Web Sites
  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Television
  • Entertainment
Gianluca D’Elia ‘18
My Rider journalism education gave me a strong introduction to ... writing, photography, video, audio and design. I was fortunate to work with professors who inspired me to ask tough questions and refuse to be intimidated, and constantly challenged me to be a better storyteller with each assignment.
Gianluca D’Elia ‘18

Transferring to Rider

Interested in transferring to Rider for journalism?


Visit the Community College Agreements page to see the community colleges Rider partners with and the courses that transfer for each major.

How to Apply

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Mary-Lynn Buckley '18
Being a part of Rider’s communications program changed my life. From day one, I was challenged to build a network, apply myself, and not take ‘no’ for an answer.
Mary-Lynn Buckley '18

Engaged Learning

Learning by doing. That’s the driving principle behind Engaged Learning at Rider. It’s where theory meets practice, giving you the opportunity to apply the knowledge, skills and insights you’ve gained in the classroom to real-world situations and professional settings.

Journalism, professional ethics and the analytical skills the field fosters are highly valued at Rider: each year, the student executive editor of The Rider News is awarded a full-tuition scholarship and the student managing editor is awarded a half-tuition scholarship. In addition, newspaper section editor posts are paid positions and serve as these students’ on-campus jobs.
 

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Communication in Motion

Rider's Communication and Journalism Department offers one of the most extensive communication internship programs anywhere. Because the University is located in a media-rich corridor, opportunities usually outnumber available students. Rider has working relationships with organizations such as NJ.com, ABC 7 New York, Condé Nast Publishing, the New York Giants and Comcast Sportsnet. Our students have also won internships with the Trenton Thunder, Pinstripes Plus, and regional newspapers like The Philadelphia Inquirer, Fox 29 Philadelphia, The Times of Trenton, The Trentonian and The Hudson Reporter.

Contact

Journalism (B.A.)

Jackie Incollingo

Associate Professor of Communication

Communication and Journalism

Fine Arts 226

jincollingo [at] rider.edu

(609) 895-5656

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