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Journalism is not just for journalists.

Sure, our students report breaking news, investigate corruption, design award-winning publications, produce newscasts, cover professional sports, develop public relations campaigns, promote college athletics, and frame major events with their lenses.

Sure, our alumni win Pulitzer Prizes, Emmy Awards and earn all kinds of other recognitions for their journalistic efforts.

But our students learn so much more than journalism. They run major movie studios, lobby to save the environment, create digital businesses, direct social media, argue legal cases, run political campaigns, write graphic novels, and build websites. Our students are prepared for anything.

In our program, you’ll learn to think critically, produce creatively, write precisely, process information quickly, interview thoughtfully, manage people, and develop an excellent work ethic.

From Day 1, you can work at a daily print/digital newspaper, nightly TV newscast, public relations agency, yearbook, and radio station, building on ideas you’ve discussed in classes.

The EIU Journalism degree you earn today will reward you with the skills and knowledge to tackle tomorrow.

Why Choose EIU for Journalism?

We believe in everything our program has to offer, but let's narrow it down to a few key reasons you should check us out.

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