News Reporting & Editing

What you’ll learn

  • to find the essence of any story you report, and to write the story to communicate the key facts effortlessly and effectively
  • to report for clarity and factuality, adhering to proper Associated Press style and maintaining journalistic integrity with rigorous editing and fact-checking
  • to understand the ins and outs of communications law, the First Amendment and how it all applies to the world of journalism
  • to listen carefully, observe scrupulously and find the truth always

The Pulitzer Prize of collegiate journalism

IU has won the Intercollegiate Writing Competition of the Hearst Journalism Awards Program for six years in a row.

Student work

Dreamers deferred

Words and Pictures students Sarah Gardner, Emma Knutson and Rachel Goodman told the story of undocumented IUPUI students facing an uncertain future after President Donald Trump announced an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Read the story in the Indiana Daily Student

Michael I. Arnolt Center for Investigative Journalism

Opening in fall 2019, the Michael I. Arnolt Center for Investigative Journalism will teach and produce top-tier investigative journalism covering the state of Indiana and beyond.

National Sports Journalism Center

The National Sports Journalism Center promotes the practice and research of sports journalism across the globe. It is affiliated with The Media School and provides experiential education opportunities and free extracurricular workshops to students interested in sports media.


The news reporting and editing concentration will provide you with the skills to think critically, creatively and independently, whether your ambition is to be a writer, designer, editor, photographer, anchor or producer.

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Deanna Allbrittin

Broadcast journalism classes, travel courses, student journalism and lasting relationships with professors-turned-mentors all helped lay the foundation for the career I have now.

Deanna Allbrittin, BAJ’13, reporter at WFTV Orlando