Digital Journalism & Civic Engagement

The pre-professional curriculum prepares digital journalism students for careers in newspaper, magazine, sport, broadcast and online writing, reporting and editing. The challenging coursework emphasizes independent thinking, self-motivation, professionalism and ethics that are essential to successful careers in media.

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Students and professors share what makes JBU's digital journalism program unique.

Work with Top Professors

Five Reasons to Study Digital Journalism & Civic Engagement at JBU

Reason #1

Work with Top Professors

Dr. Marquita Smith was named one of the top journalism professors nationwide in 2012 by Journalismdegree.org.

Create in Great Spaces

Five Reasons to Study Digital Journalism & Civic Engagement at JBU

Reason #2

Create in Great Spaces

The newly renovated space in the Communication Department provides students with professional settings for hands-on media training to prepare for a media career.

Apply Your Skills

Five Reasons to Study Digital Journalism & Civic Engagement at JBU

Reason #3

Apply Your Skills

Students fulfill their internship requirements at global and non-profit organizations, media publications and church communication departments as communication and public relations specialists.

Publish Your Work

Five Reasons to Study Digital Journalism & Civic Engagement at JBU

Reason #4

Publish Your Work

Find stories, work under deadlines, plan layouts and publish your work every week in JBU’s award-winning newspaper the Threefold Advocate.

Write in Washington D.C.

Five Reasons to Study Digital Journalism & Civic Engagement at JBU

Reason #5

Write in Washington D.C.

Develop your voice, streamline your writing and get hands-on experience through internships at the Washington Journalism Center in Washington D.C. - all for JBU credit.

Marquita Smith

Faculty Profile

Marquita Smith

Associate Professor of Journalism

While working as Virginia Beach city editor at The Virginian-Pilot, Smith went on leave to complete a Knight International Journalism Fellowship in Liberia.

Ed.D., University of Arkansas
M.A., University of Maryland, College Park
B.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville

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Alumni Profile

Alumni Photo: Emily Moberly '04

Emily Moberly '04

After graduating in 2004 with a journalism degree, Moberly moved to Honduras to teach English. While there she noticed the extremely limited access her students had to books; and in 2010, she founded Traveling Stories, a nonprofit dedicated to establishing libraries around the world in villages with limited access to books.