The Electronic Journalism Arts Department (formerly known as Television Studies) offers preparation towards a professional career in the ever-changing field of journalistic storytelling across multiple visual and media technologies. Classroom study complements extensive hands-on experience at both the introductory and advanced levels leading to an associate¹s degree or bachelor of science degree.
The Electronic Journalism Arts program offers students skills and techniques in reporting for visual, editorial, online and print mediums. The capstone experience for students is the Vermont Center for Community Journalism. The VCCJ provides a geographical laboratory for the training of journalists who will deliver news and information vital for the practice of democracy in a civilized society.
The community service learning area of the Vermont Center for Community Journalism encompasses 14 Vermont towns surrounding the Lyndon campus. Since 1979, citizens have been informed by the student-produced live broadcasts of LSC-TV News 7. The VCCJ¹s nationally recognized online news outlet NewsLINC debuted in 2009. A new electronic print publication will be rolled out by students in 2010. The experiential nature of the program is unmatched in all of New England.