The AAS in Digital Media Journalism prepares students for work with blogs, microblogs, social networking applications, virtual worlds, audio and video podcasting for delivering mass media using the Internet as the primary means of media distribution. Students will combine traditional journalism skills in writing and editing with digital skills in video, page layout and production to produce, e-zines, blogs, podcasts and other relevant Internet publications.

degree Journalism Degrees

Certificate Journalism Certificates


Journalism Outlook

The "U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics", states:

  • Median pay in 2021: $48,370 per year
  • The projected percent change in employment from 2020 to 2030 is 6%
  • 5,400 openings for news analysts, reporters, and journalists are projected each year, on average, over the decade.
  • Colorado: 1 of the top 10 in the country for income $63,050- $115,980
  • What they need
    • Outlets are increasingly relying on multimedia journalists
    • Multimedia journalists typically record, report, write, and edit their own stories or articles.
    • They also gather the audio, video, or graphics that accompany their content.
    • May benefit from courses in multimedia design, coding, and programming to be able to develop content that includes video, audio, data, and graphics.

Become a journalist in new media at Red Rocks Community College

The mission of the Journalism department at RRCC is to provide students with the most up to date education available in the field of journalism. In addition to providing students with cutting edge skills in the media technology, we help shape students understanding of the ethics, importance and mission of modern journalism.

Career Paths / Options in New Media Journalism

  • Broadcaster
  • News anchor
  • Producer
  • Director
  • Camera operator
  • Video editor
  • Video graphic designer
  • Photojournalist
  • Investigative journalist
  • Blogger
  • Vlogger

Why should you take Journalism courses at RRCC?

  • Cost - By completing all or part of your journalism education at RRCC you avoid starting your career with a crushing amount of debt. For what you might pay for a semester at a major university you can nearly obtain a degree at RRCC.
  • Timeliness - Because our program is small we are able to adapt quickly to ongoing developments in the profession. While major universities may take years to create or alter course curricula, we are able to integrate Twitter, YouTube and other media components in courses as they enter the profession.
  • Personal attention - Many large universities offer courses with hundreds of students. Students have almost no interaction with their professors. At RRCC we offer personal attention to each student to help with planning and success in their education.
  • Equipment - Our computer labs, video and photo gear are state of the art and allow students to pursue their education using equipment that is used in the industry. This makes them competitive from the day they graduate.