Anonymous asked: Hi! I'm a junior in high school and beginning my college search. I'm really interested in journalism and am wondering what all the major entails? What options are there besides broadcast journalism and what are you focusing on within the major? Anything you know about journalism/deciding on the major would be super helpful!
With the journalism major you start out writing articles in order to prepare for the print side of journalism, which I myself prefer to broadcast. From there, you can take various electives based on the type of journalism you want to do: there are broadcast classes (along with NUTV, a club on campus that also has its own news program), magazine writing classes, editing classes, etc.
I personally want to go into tech journalism or game journalism, and I’ve incorporated this desire into many of the pitches I gave during the past semester. If you know your focus and let the professors know, they will make sure to help you stick with that through assignments, advice, and even searching for co-ops.
There are so many different paths you can take with journalism, and so many majors that can connect with it (a lot of people like to do journalism for the public relations aspect as well!). If you’re uncertain of that as a major or between journalism and something else, you’re always welcome to double major or take part in the already established combined majors!