Journalism

Career possibilities

  • Photojournalist
  • Copy editor
  • Investigative reporter
  • Sports reporter
  • Video journalist
  • Magazine writer
  • Online news editor
  • Columnist
  • High school journalism teacher
  • Foreign correspondent 
  • News reporter 
  • Television anchor
  • Audio journalist 
A student works on their research in a computer lab.

30+alumni have won individual or team Pulitzer Prizes

24.6%of Twitter’s verified users are journalists

The specializations available to you depend on your degree program and concentration, so be sure to check with your academic adviser before making any curriculum choices.

Margaret Nagy

Social media is still an extension of good journalism. Being truthful and accurate is still important, and you develop the skills you need for this kind of job by reporting and editing.

Margaret Nagy, BAJ’12, head of social at Bloomberg News

Broadcast News

Analyze and write news and feature stories for broadcast while learning foundational skills in interviewing, observation and information gathering.

Advanced Sports Writing

Produce stories while gaining hands-on experience in sourcing, long-form writing, in-depth research, accuracy, fairness, story pitching and self-editing.

Featured internship

Hannah Boufford interned at The Oregonian where she worked on the evening breaking news desk reporting breaking news and working on enterprise projects. "Be willing to be flexible and spontaneous, dedicate yourself to your work and just be ready to learn."