The Digital Media Lab

In the Digital Media Lab, students work closely with editors for a semester and get real-life reporting and newsgathering experience. 

Each year, the Digital Media Lab accepts up to 15 students who have applied after completing the prerequisites:

  • Fundamentals of Journalism
  • Media & Society
  • News Reporting I
  • and interviews with the Digital Media Lab faculty

The Digital Media Lab is offered in the fall semester only. The block of classes, taught daily by four professors, includes News Reporting II, Editing, Data Journalism, Visual Journalism and Social Media. 

Students are assigned to the Digital Media Lab exclusively for the semester and should not take additional classes or commit to work at a job between 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. — Monday through Friday.

Journalism department graduates must be able to produce and edit content on a variety of platforms to remain competitive in a changing job market. The Digital Media Lab presents a strong multimedia component. Visit the website for the Digital Media Lab at

If you would like to apply for the Lemke Digital Media Lab in the Fall 2018 semester, email Professor Gerald Jordan at