Journalism Major

Journalism Studies is a program that focuses on the theory and practice of gathering, processing, and delivering news and that prepares individuals to be professional print journalists, news editors, and news managers.

Journalism majors and degree programs will include instruction in news writing and editing; reporting; photojournalism; layout and graphic design; journalism law and policy; professional standards and ethics; research methods; and journalism history and criticism.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Journalism (use the College Search feature and enter "journalism” in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

What can you do with a major/degree in Journalism Studies?

A four-year degree is most likely what it will take to start an entry-level position in this career field.  Expect to advance through hard work and dedication with a job in magazines, television, corporate marketing, newspapers, public relations, and advertising.

 

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Journalism

Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

 

 

Publications/Magazines in Journalism Studies