Spanish-language media

Work professionally in news, public relations or advertising in both English and Spanish.

In-class experience

  • Develop professional skills in English and Spanish news, public relations or advertising.
  • Practice news, public relations or advertising with an emphasis on reaching Spanish-speaking communities.
Student poses holding a camera and wearing a Noticiero Móvil shirt.


What you'll learn

  • How to report bilingually
  • How to produce public relations and advertising campaigns for multicultural audiences
  • How to work internationally

Where you'll intern

  • News organizations
  • Public relations and advertising agencies
  • Corporations, government agencies and nonprofits

Possible careers after graduation

  • Bilingual reporter, editor or producer
  • Bilingual PR account executive or advertising manager
  • Engagement editor, media producer or media manager interested in reaching Spanish-speaking populations

What you'll study

Students must complete 39 units of journalism courses for the major and 120 units overall to graduate. Find details below about completing your journalism courses with a Spanish-language media emphasis. View all required courses on our bachelor's degree of journalism page.

  • Journalism core (21 credits)
    1. Complete all required core courses. (21 credits)
      • JOUR 103 – Introduction to Media and Society
      • JOUR 107 – Media Writing
      • JOUR 108 – Media Design
      • JOUR 208 – Media Production
      • JOUR 305 - Media Ethics
      • JOUR 401 - First Amendment and Society
      • JOUR 499 - Professional Internship or JOUR 416 – Practicum (3)
  • Spanish-language media emphasis (12 credits)
    1. Complete four required emphasis courses (12 credits)
      • JOUR 306 - Latina/os through the Eyes of the Media
      • JOUR 307 - Multimedia Reporting and Editing OR JOUR 361 Writing for PR/Advertising
      • JOUR 482  -  International and Cross-Cultural Reporting OR JOUR 351 - Principles of PR/Advertising
      • JOUR 465 - Noticiero Móvil OR JOUR 442 - Advanced Strategic Communications (Spanish)
  • Journalism electives (6 credits)
    1. Complete six credits of upper-division journalism courses from any emphasis. Students are encouraged to take additional credits in their chosen emphasis but are also free to select courses from other emphases.

  • Dual major in journalism and Spanish

    The Spanish-language media emphasis offers students the possibility to do an accelerated dual major in journalism and Spanish. This program provides background in Spanish linguistics, literature and culture and skills and knowledge to practice bilingual journalism or strategic communications.

Take the next steps

Meet emphasis faculty

Spanish language media internship, internships, faculty
Claudia Cruz
Claudia Cruz
Director of Internships and Experiential Learning She, her
(775) 784-4434
RSJ 303F
2425 internship, internships, faculty
Spanish language media Journalism, faculty, advertising & public relations, Spanish language media
Ezequiel Korin
Ezequiel Korin
Assistant Professor of Spanish-Language Media He, him
(775) 784-6946
RSJ 203
2425 Journalism, faculty, advertising & public relations, Spanish language media