In many ways journalism is the perfect career for the liberal arts graduate. It allows you to examine a wide variety of topics, to study and analyze them, and then to write about them. Sounds like the outline for most of your courses, right? Naturally, this is a simplistic description; however, ideally a journalist does proceed as just outlined.
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Print Journalism Resources
- Vault Guide to Journalism & Information Media – In order to access this Vault Guide, click here to visit Vault.
- New York Times summer internship program – all the internships that are fit to . . . well, you know!
- Journalism.org contains resources including Advice for Students Interested in a Career in Journalism, Journalism School Links, Books & Articles, Journalism Tools, Professional Guidelines, and Other Journalism Sites.
- Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc. (IRE) provides educational services to reporters, editors and others interested in investigative journalism and works to maintain high professional standards.
- The American Society of Newspaper Editors (ASNE) is a membership organization for daily newspaper editors, people who serve the editorial needs of daily newspapers and certain distinguished individuals who have worked on behalf of editors through the years.
- ASNE has links to internships and the Newspaper CareerBank here.
- JournalismJobs.com is the largest and most-visited resource for journalism jobs. Search for jobs in newspapers, wire services, television, radio, and online media.
- Broadcast Media and Journalism Career Guide – Explore careers in Broadcast Media and Journalism with the following links to job descriptions which include information such as daily activities, skill requirements, salary and training required.
- The Washington Post Newsroom Summer Internship offers twelve-week, paid reporting internships on the Metro, Financial, Sports and Style desks; copy editing internships on the Financial, Foreign, National and Metro desks; page and graphic design internships on the News Desk and in News Art; a photography internship on the Photo desk; and a writing internship in the Editorial Department.
- The Boston Globe Newsroom Summer Internship began more than 45 years ago as an opportunity for college students interested in journalism to gain practical experience on a major newspaper.
- The Seattle Times – three-year residency designed for beginning journalists with some daily newspaper experience. The program gives journalists a range of newsroom experiences, plus on-the-job training and development.Search summer internships at The Seattle Times.
Journalism Graduate School Programs
It is important to know that in order to get a job in journalism, you do not need to have an undergraduate major in journalism or a graduate degree in journalism. However, since the job market in journalism is extremely competitive, students without any experience in print or broadcast journalism may want to consider this option.
The journalism graduate school curriculum can be a one or two year program. Various graduate schools offer concentrations in print or broadcast journalism. While attending graduate school, you will get practical experience in an area of expertise. If a capstone project is required, you will be applying your academic knowledge and you practical experience to a professional project. Most journalism professors currently work or previously worked in the field of journalism. When you graduate, you will have journalism connections with your professors, journalism internship supervisors, and fellow classmates
Here are some top Journalism Graduate School Programs:
- University of Missouri-Columbia-Missouri School of Journalism
- Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
- Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism
- University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Journalism and Mass Communication
- Indiana University-Bloomington School of Journalism
- University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications
- Ohio University E.W. Scripps School of Journalism
- University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communication
- University of California-Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism
- University of Kansas William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communication
- University of Maryland The Philip Merrill College of Journalism
- Syracuse University S.I. Newshouse School of Public Communications
- Arizona State University Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication