Journalism involves researching and gathering information and communicating it to the public through writing, speaking, visual, or electronic means. Collegiate enrollment in journalism programs remains fairly steady. Approximately 50 percent of journalism graduates find employment in the field within six to eight months after completing their undergraduate degree.

Careers in journalism

  • reporter
  • editor
  • newscaster
  • author
  • copy writer
  • script writer
  • publisher
  • news service researcher
  • technical writer
  • acquisitions editor
  • media interviewer
  • talk show host

Communication courses that can enhance a career in journalism

  • rhetorical criticism and theory
  • early American public address
  • gender and communication
  • communication and conflict
  • intercultural
  • technology, organization, and globalization
  • interpersonal communication
  • communication and diversity
  • persuasion
  • tv culture
  • film criticism
  • research methods