The journalism subspecialization is aimed at all USFQ students, with the exception of journalism students. It is approved with a total of six subjects, two compulsory and four optional. The compulsory classes are: Basic Multimedia Writing and Multimedia Practices I, which ensure that the student has a minimum level in journalistic writing and that he/she has practiced and published in national media such as La Hora, Radio Pichincha Universal, among others. The remaining four classes respond to the personal and professional expectations of each student. In this sense, the four additional classes are defined according to the student's objective so that subspecialization can become a useful tool for the future thanks to the achievement of skills, attitudes, and knowledge consistent with the student's initial objective.
The four elective classes will be jointly determined by the student and the area coordinator, depending on the focus chosen by the student. Each will sign two copies of a form detailing the four electives. In case of wanting to change the content of their subspecialization in Journalism, the student should consult the changes with the area coordinator and sign a new form with the new courses of their subspecialization.
The student must determine the approach they want to take regarding their journalism subspecialization. The idea is to take classes that have consistency and a clear end goal. Here are some examples:
If a student is interested in developing skills in the Written Press, the following classes will be recommended: Basic Multimedia Writing, Multimedia Practices I, Research and Reporting, Reports and Chronicles, Communication Laws and Ethics, Editorial Production.
If a student is interested in developing skills in web journalism, the following classes will be recommended: Basic Multimedia Writing, Multimedia Practices I, Reports and Chronicles, Digital News Production, Mobile Journalism, Law and Communication Ethics.
If a student is interested in developing skills in audiovisual journalism, the following classes will be recommended: Basic Multimedia Writing, Multimedia Practices I, Audiovisual Writing, Visual Language and Editing, Audiovisual Production Workshop, Mobile Journalism.