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Dec. 19, 2011MARYVILLE, MO |  By: Wayman

Mass Communications Major

A changing industry is prompting a changed major at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville.

The mass communication department is streamlining its traditional bachelor of science in journalism, broadcasting, and applied advertising to now offer a bachelor of science degree in mass media. Department chair Dr. Doug Sudhoff says the comprehensive new major comes after interviewing newsroom, advertising, and other industry leaders in a media industry that's changing nearly daily.

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Students will be able to specialize by choosing an emphasis in multimedia journalism, broadcast and production, applied advertising, or a new offering, sports media. Instructors will start teaching new degree this upcoming fall.