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UNI to host launch party for new digital media program

March 21, 2017
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Paul Torre, assistant professor, UNI Department of Communication Studies, 319-273-6445, paul.torre@uni.edu

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-2761, lindsay.cunningham@uni.edu

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa Department of Communication Studies will host a launch party to commemorate the new digital media program from 3 to 5 p.m., Thursday, March 30, in Lang Hall Auditorium and the Digital Media facilities in Lang Hall on the UNI campus.

“The decision to launch this new program arose from recognizing the significant changes in the media industry, in the media production, journalism and media leadership professions,” said Paul Torre, assistant professor of communications studies. “The new digital media moniker reflects ongoing adjustments to our program and a commitment to be on the forefront of programs that prepare students for exciting careers in the media industry.”

The digital media program, formerly known as the electronic media program, will feature three majors: digital journalism, digital media leadership and digital media production. The digital media majors will combine creativity and innovation in digital media storytelling and leadership to prepare graduates for careers in the expanding digital media field.

The launch party will include displays and demonstrations from journalism, leadership and production, digital media studio tours, door prizes, music from KULT College Radio and refreshments. For more information, contact Torre at 319-273-6445 or paul.torre@uni.edu.