Journalism is about storytelling. Journalists gather information from a variety of sources, synthesize or make sense of that information, and prepare or mold that information to share with others using a variety of platforms. This information may be in the form of text, photos, audio, video, social media, or other multimedia formats. The AA-T in Journalism prepares lower division students to step into a baccalaureate journalism and mass communication programs at the California State University with their feet running. While traditional media may be undergoing an evolution today, the skills of the journalist remain in demand, sometimes in non-traditional media formats. A degree in Journalism prepares students as writers, editors, photojournalists, designers, multimedia developers, and public relations practitioners, just to name a few career options. The AA-T in Journalism was designed to work with both accredited and non-accredited CSU programs.