The curriculum also offers an opportunity to add deeper, more specialized media experience through the selection of electives, including app development, virtual reality journalism and native content for social media.
Electives may also be concentrated in areas of study, such as broadcast and video journalism, digital and emerging technologies or sports journalism.
Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation Online Tutorial The Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation online tutorial is a review of your ability to use language accurately and at a level high enough to succeed at the School of Journalism.
Journalism majors must complete the GSP online tutorial during the semester in which they first take ASCJ 200, JOUR 201 or JOUR 207.
Students at USC Annenberg learn from the best and graduate with a range of experiences and contacts that will be of great value throughout their careers.
Academic Advisement All undergraduate communication majors are required to meet with a USC Annenberg undergraduate adviser each semester to review degree requirements and plan their communication major progress.The pages in this section aim to provide a brief overview of journalistic practices and standards, such as the ethics of collecting and reporting on information; writing conventions like the inverted pyramid and using Associated Press (AP) Style; and formatting and drafting journalistic content like press releases.Multimedia production supervisor Joel Zink works with broadcast and digital journalist student Max Schwartz as he prepares for the Presidential election night broadcast for Annenberg Radio News at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism.They still write traditional text-based pieces, but they may also film documentaries, record podcasts, create photo essays, help run 24-hour TV broadcasts, and keep the news at our fingertips via social media and the internet.Collectively, these various journalistic media help members of the public learn what is happening in the world so they may make informed decisions.The program offers courses that explore the essential components of a contemporary journalism education, including media literacy, ethical constructs of social media, a civic engagement lab experience, coding for storytelling, and law and ethics for the digital age.At the conclusion of the degree program, students will produce digital portfolios and personal websites featuring their best work at the school.Students must use their USC email accounts to receive advisement and academic information.USC Annenberg Career Development The USC Annenberg Career Development Office provides internship and job listings, job fairs, résumé and career workshops, and one-on-one counseling to aid both students and alumni in their search for a fulfilling career.Students who do not complete the online tutorial will not be allowed to progress in the program.Journalism Requirements (44 units) Plus 12 upper-division journalism and/or public relations elective units.