The journalism learning community is designed for students interested in pursuing careers in print and digital media news, television and radio. The program will train you in hard news journalism and literary writing – including features and personal essays – while helping you become a critical consumer of news as well as a creator of it.
It’s not easy to be a good journalist these days; and it takes skill and experience to do it well. But we are here to help you succeed.
Our LLC will connect you to WKU faculty, staff and administrators while allowing you to take advantage of the university’s resources. As a member of this learning community, you will have the opportunity to explore the campus and learn about the university’s five tracks in communication studies (health communication, mass media, organizational communication, public advocacy and public relations).
You’ll also be introduced to student organizations that will support your growth as a future professional communicator. You’ll even have the chance to make your mark on campus with a creative and innovative project.
This is a unique learning experience that allows you to see your coursework come to life in ways you might not have thought possible. You’ll be able to use your knowledge of the digital arts to produce high-quality videos, graphics and audio that you can share on social media.
The most important part of the eMedia Living Learning Community is that it gives you hands-on experiences in digital media. Specifically, you’ll have the chance to create and implement an effective video or podcast for your college newspaper or student-run news organization.
The eMedia Living Learning Community isn’t for everyone, but if you’re a high school student with a passion for video and audio production, digital design, game development and strategic communication, this LLC is for you. You’ll be able to apply your skills in a real-world setting through an internship with TommieMedia, St. Thomas’ student-run news organization, which will provide you with two 100-minute shifts a week as well as weekly staff meetings to learn about entrepreneurship in the media industry and other facets of producing media content.