If you're curious about the world, enjoy interviewing, and aren't afraid to dig for information, consider the journalism/media writing major. You'll develop an understanding of the interactions of media, faith, and society, while considering ethical challenges faced by media professionals.
Through project-based classes and extracurricular opportunities, you will . . .
- develop skills in reporting, photography, and social media
- learn print and web design using Adobe Creative Suite (especially Photoshop, InDesign, and Dreamwaver)
- practice multi-media storytelling (photography, audio, video, and web)
Types of writing
- News and investigative reporting
- Feature and magazine stories
- Web writing
Our journalism/media writing major will prepare you to craft messages with insight, Christian ethics, and passion in all forms of writing including print, broadcast, web, and audio/radio. Our program teaches you to tell stories in as many ways possible, not just through words, but also through design, photos, audio and video. Journalism/media writing majors have the opportunity to write for and edit our award-winning student newspaper.
Choose electives from a variety of options including:
- Creative nonfiction
- Business and technical writing
- Public relations writing and production
- Freelance writing
- Serve as an editor or staff writer on The Echo, our student newspaper.
- Develop documentation and copywriting skills by working on Ilium, our yearbook.
- Work with the University's marketing team to produce content for magazine, web, and email communication.
These roles provide students experience planning editions, meeting tight deadlines, and doing real-time reporting. Journalism/media writing majors can earn up to six academic credits by working on The Echo or Ilium.