Journalism Program Information
The Journalism Program offers a wide array of courses in nonfiction writing, media analysis and production, and the
history and global context of journalism in the 21st century. The Program also offers workshops that concentrate on
student writing and editing, as well as courses that address the legal and ethical issues confronting journalists today.
The Program's courses and internships prepare students for work as journalists, freelance writers, TV producers,
broadcasters, webcasters, editors, magazine and book publishers, copy writers, and public advocates. The Journalism
Program also provides excellent preparation for students who wish to pursue careers in related fields, such as law,
government, history, educational policy, teaching, and research.
While offering survey courses that review the history and development of journalism from its early days in print to its
new electronic formats, the Program also gives students hands-on experience with writing newspaper and magazine
articles and producing webzines and other electronic forms of journalism. Our internship program encourages students to
work at television and radio stations, newspapers and magazines, publishing houses, governmental agencies,
non-governmental organizations, and public relations firms.
Students may choose Journalism as either a major or minor, and--space permitting--our courses are open to
undergraduates in all fields. Journalism majors may apply for admission to the Honors Program. Students majoring in
Journalism are strongly encouraged to study at least one foreign language.
When it was launched as a B.A.-degree-granting major in 2006, the Journalism Program offered four concentrations:
- Public Affairs Journalism
- Science, Technology, Environment, and Medicine
- Visual and Digital Media
- General Journalism
The last of these includes topics ranging from Investigative Reporting to Business and Economics Reporting, Arts Reporting, and Literary Journalism.
With the Program currently in the midst of redesigning and streamlining its offerings, students are encouraged to declare General Journalism as
For a brief history of the Journalism Program, please visit this blog