The journalism minor teaches reporting, writing and editing skills and the basics of broadcast journalism, and provides a comprehensive overview of the news media as an industry. Now a part of the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies (GSLIS), this 21-credit minor makes use of current technology to access information and explores new methods of news distribution.
The primary goals of this minor are training students for professional careers in journalism and producing well-informed news consumers. At the same time, with its strong emphasis on good writing, the journalism program complements such majors as economics, English, history, media studies, political science, and sociology, helping students learn to write clearly about complicated issues.
All journalism classes are taught by individuals with experience in the news media, who bring their expertise and career contacts from the newsroom to the classroom.