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Journalism majors should have a strong in interest in news, writing and story telling. Backed by a strong foundation in law and ethics, students learn to report news across a variety of platforms, from print, to the Web, to broadcast, and they learn how to work as public relations practitioners.

Hours Required

24 or 25 hours.

Departmental Honors Program


Graduate Degree Opportunities After Graduation

journalism, communications, political science, history, law, sociology

Course Catalog Listing

Typical Starting Positions

Newspaper/Online Reporter
Newspaper/Online Copyeditor
Newspaper/Online Designer
TV Reporter
TV Producer
Public Relations Assistant
Web Designer/Producer

Student Professional Organizations

The Daily Eastern News,, Warbler yearbook, The Agency, WEIU-TV, WEIU-FM, Society of Collegiate Journalists, National Association of Black Journalists, Public Relations Student Society of America, Illinois News Broadcasters Association.

Faculty Listing

Faculty Research Interests

- Professor Joe Gisondi's book, MonsterTrek: The Obsessive Search for Bigfoot, will be published in 2016. He is also the executive director of the Illinois Community College Press Association.

- Professor Lola Burnham is the secretary/treasurer of the Illinois College Press Association.

- Dr. Liz Viall, instructor, is the division head for the Participatory Journalism Interest Group in the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

- Dr. Sally Renaud, professor and chair, in the executive director of the Illinois Journalism Education Association and the Society for Collegiate Journalists.

Journalism, Buzzard Hall 2526
Contact Name: Sally Renaud, Chair, Department of Journalism
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