Ph.D. in Journalism Studies
University of Colorado Boulder College of Media, Communication and Information
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The Ph.D. in Journalism Studies offered by the Department of Journalism is one of three separate and distinct tracks of the Media Research and Practice doctoral program within the College of Media, Communication, and Information.
The Ph.D. in Journalism Studies focuses on exploring the intersection of journalism, journalism practice, and society. Students gain a solid foundation through coursework that explores the theories and methods that shape mass communication research. The multidisciplinary program examines traditional journalism and the ever-increasing boundaries of the industry, including user-generated content, citizen journalism, the audience’s impact on news production, the new technologies shaping practice, social media’s role in news, new quasi-journalistic outlets, etc.