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Digital Media and Journalism

Study Digital Media & Journalism at a Christian University

Make Your Mark in the Media Industry

Get the skills you need to tell today’s stories to digital audiences through the Department of Digital Media & Journalism at Liberty University.

Whether you are on-camera, at the news desk, in the studio, or at the writer’s table, you will be equipped with the ability and knowledge needed to craft quality media pieces. And you can get a portfolio that showcases these strengths to future employers.

You can also make an impact in today’s television, journalism, and radio industries as a student, through our many award-winning campus media opportunities.

A Christian Digital Media & Journalism Experience

Learn from faculty members who embrace their Christian faith and are experienced professionals specializing in many areas such as media production, broadcast journalism, videography, sound design, audio engineering, and newspaper reporting. Our digital media & journalism programs teach students how they can use media to impact the culture for Christ.


Ready for an Exciting Career in Digital Media & Journalism?



Other Academic Programs and Facilities in Digital Media and Journalism

Digital Media & Journalism Minors

Enhance any degree and boost your career with a minor in Digital Media & Journalism. Choose from our many options in audio, video, and digital journalism.

DMAJ Student Media Lab

As a student enrolled in a qualified Digital Media or Journalism course, you will have access to top-level video, audio, lighting, and grip equipment to complete class projects.


Gain Digital Media Experience Right Here On Campus 


Internships

Get the experience you need with professionals who may be able to help you land a job in your area of interest. Fine-tune your skill sets in this exciting form of career training.


90.9 The Light

Gain exposure to every aspect of radio station work. Build your resume as you train in our new studio with state-of-the-art audio equipment and software.


Liberty Champion

Write and produce content for the Liberty Champion, one of the largest weekly community newspapers in Central Virginia.


Grow as a Rising Professional with Our State-Of-The-Art Facilities

Housing more than a million dollars worth of equipment, the Digital Media Broadcast Studios, Student Media Lab, and 90.9 The Light Radio Station are crucial catalysts for hands-on learning in the Digital Media & Journalism department. The Digital Media Broadcast Studios serve as dynamic spaces where students can be fully immersed in the broadcast experience. The Student Media Lab gives you access to industry-standard cameras, audio equipment, lighting gear, and other support equipment – all available for check-out. And 90.9 The Light’s state-of-the-art radio facility gives students the ability to train for live broadcasting or behind-the-scenes station work.

Facilities and equipment include:


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Calling all SCA International Students!📣The Writing Center is hosting a workshop for all SCA International students on Monday. We hope to see you there! ...

The Digital Media Lab is looking for an intern! Applicants must be either a Digi or STCO student. Student will need to be in (or able to register for) DMCA 499 in order to be considered for this position.

Email Jason Prill (jprill@liberty.edu) for more information.
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Visit the link in the graphic for more information. Applications are due TOMORROW! ...

We are thrilled to welcome Ms. Hannah Naylor to the SAPC team! Ms. Naylor is a Liberty alum and holds an MA in Strategic Communication. She has over 7 years of experience in strategic communication and social media management and will begin teaching STCO courses as a full-time faculty member beginning in the fall. ...

Student Activities is hiring student videographers for Fall 2022! These positions are 15-18 hours a week with a mix of office hours and event coverage. Videographers get to plan, shoot, and edit promo videos for various SA events. They also get to shoot footage at a variety of events to be used in future promotions. Some big events that student workers get to be a part of are Coffeehouse, Block Party, and Homecoming! Samples of videos that our videographers get to work on can be found on Instagram: @libertysa

If you are interested in joining the team apply now at https://jobs.liberty.edu/postings/38480
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Check out this fellowship opportunity. Visit the link at the bottom of the graphic to learn more! Applications are due by June 30. ...

Senior Spotlight 2022! 🎓

Robert Locklear graduated this year with a major in Journalism and a minor in Graphic Design. He is hoping to stay in Lynchburg for a while and work at a local news organization. His longtime goal is to go to grad school and move to a big city. Robert's advice to underclassmen is: "If you've got a big idea, go for it! So much of my best work that I'm most proud of was deciding to go after a difficult story or a super challenging project. It's something that teaches you a lot -- when you push your limits you expand your limits. Do the hard things."

Congratulations to Robert and all of our 2022 graduates!
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Senior Spotlight 2022! 🎓

Congratulations to Mitchell Longstreth for graduating on Saturday! Mitchell now holds a degree in Integrated Communication and a Business minor. He will be moving from PA to the FL Keys to work at a vacation resort as their Marketing and Media Relations Coordinator. His encouragement to underclassmen here at Liberty is to: “Make sure to apply yourself and work hard, but don’t miss out on the spontaneous adventures with friends. Your time here at Liberty will go very fast, so cherish it.”

Congratulations to Mitchell and everyone else who graduated on Saturday!
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Senior Spotlight 2022!🎓

Hala Buck is graduating this week from Digital Media and Journalism: Video Editing. After graduation, she plans to continue her job as a news videographer with ABC13.

She would like to encourage underclassmen to: “take every opportunity to improve their resume and demo reel by pursuing projects outside of class and getting involved with LBX asap! Pursue real clients like it’s your job because one day soon, it will be! The sky is the limit and you can do amazing things if you put yourself out there! Go Flames!!!!”

Congratulations to Hala and all of our 2022 graduates!
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Senior Spotlight 2022!🎓William Eckhart is a senior in Digital Media-Video with minors in Audio and Editing. After he graduates, William will be working as a broadcast intern for Samaritan’s Purse in Boone, N.C. He wants to encourage underclassmen to “Just keep going. Sometimes it may be overwhelming, but if you keep putting in your best effort, you’ll get through it just fine”.

Congratulations to William and all DMAJ graduates! Stay tuned for more Senior Spotlights!
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Alumna Alert! Meet Brittany Slaughter:

Major: Journalism

Brittany graduated in 2020. Keep reading to find out what she’s been up to since graduating!

Tell me a little about your job: I'm a reporter and fill-in anchor. I am responsible for coming up with story ideas, conducting interviews, writing and editing together interviews and footage I've filmed then reporting on them for our evening shows. When I anchor, I also produce the show.

What is your favorite part of your job? My favorite part is the people that I get to meet and the wide variety of stories that I get to cover. I learn new things daily and get to meet incredible people.

What was your favorite class at Liberty? I really enjoyed the various criminal justice classes that I took. The classes prepared me for covering crime stories and working with law enforcement.

What do you miss most about Liberty? I miss the culture on campus. There is such a safe and joyful feeling on campus that comes from knowing the Lord is so present at Liberty.

Brittany’s advice to current students:
Even if your professor offers extensions on projects and deadlines, do your absolute best to finish your assignments on time. Making deadlines is incredibly important in journalism, if you can get in the habit of honoring them in college you'll be better prepared for your job when you graduate. Ultimately, do the best you can, work hard, pursue truth, and learn to leave your personal bias out of your stories.
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