New Media Journalism

Become a journalist in new media at Red Rocks Community College

The mission of the New Media 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.

AAS Degree in Digital Media Journalism

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.


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  • Digital Media Journalism (AAS)


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  • Introduction to New Media Certificate
  • New Media Journalist Certificate

Gainful Employment Information

The US Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation." The information provided here is the best available to us but represents one year’s data only. However, we hope that this information is helpful to our current students and to prospective students as they make their career and educational choices.

Career Paths / Options in New Media Journalism

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

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Why should you take New Media 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.