Historically Black Mississippi Valley State University has announced that is has established a new master’s degree program in convergent journalism. Convergent journalism includes text, audio and visual communication that can be accessed by consumers on demand. Mississippi Valley State says there are only nine other similar programs nationwide that will be offered this fall.
Samuel Osunde, chair of the department of mass communication at the university, stated that “digital media is now a part of our daily existence, and we need professionals who can evaluate problems associated with the new media explosion. We need professionals who can examine various forms of media and develop regulations.”
The master’s degree program in convergent journalism consists of 12 courses. Students applying for admission are not required to take the Graduate Record Examination.