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.
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
Public Relations Assistant
Student Professional Organizations
The Daily Eastern News, dennews.com, 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 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.