Master of Arts in Digital Journalism

Justin G.
Justin G. Class of 2019, Military Veteran


Become a part of NU’s global alumni community.
The MA in Digital Journalism program includes four-week classes.
National University is San Diego’s largest private nonprofit university.

Program Overview

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Modern journalism requires highly skilled news and communication professionals. Learn to use emerging technology to satisfy the world’s ongoing appetite for clear, accessible, and relevant news with the Master of Arts in Digital Journalism. You’ll have the opportunity to network with other skilled news professionals around the world and become trained to work with a team or to act as a lone video journalist who travels to capture and share stories from just about any location. The program explores theoretical and practical approaches to new journalism as well as the legal ramifications and ethics of traditional journalism. You’ll work with mentors in the field and will create your own electronic portfolio.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Develop digital informational content (text, graphics, audio, video) for dissemination across multiple media platforms.
  • Evaluate the effect of information and knowledge management structures on accuracy and reliability in news media publications.
  • Employ emerging media practices within ethical and legal boundaries.
  • Create interactive online publications for a global audience.
  • Evaluate contemporary business and marketing models used by media journalists to disseminate news products.
  • Compare past and present trends in news writing, reporting, and editing.

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Why Choose National University?

We’re proud to be a veteran-founded, San Diego-based nonprofit. Since 1971, our mission has been to provide accessible, achievable higher education to adult learners. Today, we educate students from across the U.S. and around the globe, with over 165,000 alumni worldwide.

Four-Week Classes

Focus on one subject at a time — one month at a time — and finish your degree faster.

100+ Degree Programs

Choose from associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees, plus credentials and certificates.

On Campus or Online

Study when and where it’s convenient for you with evening, weekend, and 100% online classes.

Year-Round Enrollment

Apply or transfer any time. Classes start monthly, and applications are accepted year round.

20+ Campus Locations

Attend class onsite at one of over 20 campus locations across California or in Nevada.

Military Friendly

As a Yellow Ribbon school, we offer tuition discounts to servicemembers and dependents.