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Program Details

Next Start Date: June 27th
Course Length: 8 Weeks
Estimated Length: 1 Year
Credit Hours: 18
Cost Per Credit: $399
Accreditation: SACSCOC

Certificate – Digital Reporting Overview

With Campbellsville’s online journalism certificate, you’ll be prepared to be the first to report breaking news on digital media outlets. Faculty members who have industry experience will teach you the necessary skills for digital reporting.

You’ll explore the fundamentals of broadcasting and digital media through the use of relevant media and technology. You will acquire hands-on experience in researching, writing and reporting news for internet media outlets and broadcast stations. The digital journalism certificate teaches the intricacies of reporting and news writing, with an emphasis on producing stories for publication. You will also become skilled in editing copy written by you and others while focusing on English grammar and the Associated Press Stylebook.

Additionally, you will have the choice between two elective courses: photojournalism or graphic design for mass media. In photojournalism, you’ll discover how to tell a story through pictures. In the graphic design course, you will become experienced in software programs including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign and QuarkXPress to create designs for newspapers, magazines, websites and advertisements.

After completing the credential-boosting digital journalism certificate, you can transfer all your credits toward the associate in mass communications, allowing you to earn your degree and certification in just two years.

Campbellsville University has one of the best private school mass communications programs in the U.S. Our online mass communications certifications are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Course Map

Our online certificate in digital reporting takes about a year to complete. With 18 credit hours total, the curriculum consists of six courses. You can choose between photojournalism or graphic design for mass media as an elective.

Admissions Requirements

In order to apply to Campbellsville University’s digital journalism certificate, students must complete or submit for review the following steps:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Submit official copies of transcripts from each college or university previously or currently attended to the Office of Admissions. A complete record of all courses attempted must also be included.
  3. Submit an official copy of their high school transcript and an official ACT or SAT score report to the Office of Admissions if transferring less than 24 credit hours.

Costs & Financial Aid

The online journalism certificate costs $399 per credit hour. In order to help students afford their education, Campbellsville University’s staff is available to work with students to discover available financial aid options.

Careers in Digital Reporting

Graduates of Campbellsville's online journalism certificate can apply their knowledge to several careers. Potential career outcomes include:

  • Digital reporter
  • Photojournalist
  • Copy editor
  • Graphic designer

Why CU Online?

Focused on Your Growth

Our well-rounded education in the arts and sciences is central to our goal of fostering your personal and professional growth.

Faith-Based Education

Founded in 1906 as a Christian university, we welcome diverse perspectives and prepare students to become Christian servant leaders.

Affordable and Convenient

Campbellsville seeks to provide an affordable education for its students. Our online degree programs are in a convenient format so you can study whenever and wherever you want.


Campbellsville University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates, associate, baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the status of Campbellsville University.

Benefits of Learning Online

Campbellsville University offers several dynamic online degrees so that students can continue their education and hone their skills. Campbellsville’s online campus has been recognized as one of the best by numerous outlets. The institution’s faculty members have real-world experience in their fields, so students can get a glimpse of working in their prospective career. Students can also conveniently fit online coursework into their busy schedules.

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