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Journalism and Contemporary Media

We're launching an online news publication THIS fall!

Have you always loved to tell a good story? Do you believe that every story has multiple sides and you strive to understand those views? Get started today in ACC's Journalism and Contemporary Media program and get started on the path toward a rewarding career in Public Relations, Communication, Lobbying, Training or Marketing. The ACC Journalism and Contemporary Media is a member of SPJ (Society for Professional Journalists) and our program is designed to prepare you for a career right when you graduate!

Be a Part of the ACC News Team!

Do you have an inquisitive mind? Are you ready to Move Mountains as a part of ACC's News Team? Learn from a leader in the news industry: Bob Burdick, former President of the Rocky Mountain News.

Ready to put your skills to use and learn some invaluable new ones? Register for JOU 106 today and get your chance to be a part of our new online publication with dual enrollment in JOU 206. Contact Program Coordinator, Jamey Trotter for more information.

Learn to use ever-evolving technology to help:

  • Market and promote your business (or someone else's)
  • Take your blog/company to the next level
  • Tell your story (or the stories of others)

Whether you’re seeking the technical skills to create a powerful website or online publication or the writing skills to earn you a place on the staff at a national newspaper or magazine, Arapahoe Community College's new Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Contemporary Journalism will get you there.

You can earn a complete AAS Degree in Contemporary Journalism which will help you start a career in journalism or transfer to a university.

If you prefer, you can pursue one of our three 18-credit-hour certificates that will provide you with skills in:

  • Writing and Reporting
  • Advertising and Marketing
  • Multimedia Graphic Design

If you choose to pursue the degree, we’ll help you line up an exciting hands-on internship with a local media group or publication to help you get real experience and build a résumé.

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