Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Media and Public Affairs

The School of Public and Environmental Affairs of Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis will offer undergraduate students a new major in Media and Public Affairs starting in fall 2011.

The major is intended for those who will work in the policy arena, teaching when and how to deploy traditional and new media tools to achieve their goals. Courses are an interdisciplinary mix of public affairs, journalism, political science, informatics and liberal arts.

The news release says that students who graduate with this degree will be prepared for careers as public information officers; government affairs personnel for private or nonprofit organizations; public administrators at the local, state and federal level; lobbyists; representatives of trade organizations, and reporters for various media.

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