Through hands on experiential work, Communications and Media Studies students at Dominican participate in a wide variety of expressive student productions that help them gain valuable professional skills with a strong liberal arts base. Leadership, teamwork, research, writing, and production exercises prepare students for professional careers in entertainment or news media, corporate production departments, advertising agencies, public relations firms, TV stations, production and post-production houses, and for further graduate level study at institutions of higher learning.
Students conceive, write, storyboard, schedule, cast, direct, shoot, broadcast, interview, edit, screen, and present their productions. They also learn to package their products and to prepare publicity programs and social media campaigns for not only a campus audience, but also a global audience as well.
Jonathan Reynoso is a senior Communications major with an emphasis in Journalism. He began as a radio DJ at Penguin Radio and sound editor in his freshman and sophomore years where he found his true passion was to write the news. He changed his emphasis to journalism starting in his junior year. He currently writes world, national, and local news reports for Dominican's online student newspaper The Dominican Beat.
Emily Beach is a junior Communications and Media Studies major with a focus on Multimedia Journalism, and a Minor in Political Science. Her writing interests include world and local news for The Dominican Beat and her radio show series, Life's A Beach, is available on podcast on Penguin Radio at radio.dominican.edu.
Carletta O'Neal is a sophomore Communications and Media Studies major with a concentration in Cinema. She is a reporter for The Dominican Beat where her writing interests include campus events and entertainment news.