Learn valuable skills related to the digital news industry.
The News Production Certificate provides communication fundamentals in an ever changing
digital news landscape.
Certificates/Programs - Undergraduate
On Campus or Online
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Why earn a certificate in digital news production?
The modern news industry has gone digital and our Digital News Production Certificate
will teach you the skills you need, including:
Writing fundamentals in the online world
Online content creation
When completing this certificate, you'll be able to effectively use the state-of-the-art
digital technologies in the news industry, which will aid you in working as part of
a news organization or in running your own business.
Digital News Production at UND
Can be paired with any major.
Teaches skills applicable to numerous workplace situations.
Learn to successfully traverse the modern news industry through writing, digital imaging,
online content creation and online reporting.
Careers in Digital News Production
2019 median pay for film and video editors, camera operators
A certificate in Digital News Production demonstrates your ability to:
Effectively navigate the modern news industry
Work with state-of-art technology
Anticipate trends in the digital news industry
A Digital News Production Certificate is an excellent pairing for students seeking
Communication and Psychology degrees. It also adds a competitive edge to careers in
business, political science, public relations/advertising and more.
Digital News Production Certificate Courses
COMM 246. News Writing Fundamentals in the Online World. 3 Credits.
Professional techniques of news gathering, editing, source analysis, and information dissemination. Explores the potential for diverse and evolving technologies and platforms to deliver news content in a connected world. Prerequisites: COMM 200 or instructor consent. F,S.
COMM 319. Digital Imaging Across Platforms. 3 Credits.
Introduces the history and practice of digital imaging for social media and communication industries, including introductory photographic principles, digital image capture devices, and software, apps, and workflows. Students learn to enhance/optimize digital images for transmission/broadcast to the web, social networks, and other platforms. F,S.
COMM 326. Content Creation for Social Media. 3 Credits.
Focuses on writing, creating, and curating professional content for diverse social media platforms with the goal of engaging users, delivering messages and building relationships. Prerequisites: COMM 200 or consent of instructor. F,S.
COMM 330. Social Media & Online Reporting. 3 Credits.
Teaches how to utilize existing and emerging social media platforms to report and deliver the many forms of news. Prerequisite: COMM 200 or consent of the instructor. F, even years.
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