Major in Journalism

Shout Out!

Every day I put what I learned at UTA into action. Whether it's news judgment, story placement, journalism or AP style.
Brian Bastible, '12

We've read and seen them. A news story that puts an important issue into perspective. A photograph that compels us to see the truth. A feature story that shines a light on the neglected or marginalized. That's the power of journalism.

Learn What it Takes to be Part of the Fourth Estate!

The recent decade has seen a rapid change in the world of journalism. UTA journalism faculty teach students how to navigate this ever-evolving profession while reminding them of journalism’s key role in a democratic society. Students learn traditional writing and reporting along with the latest tools used in the industry. From using Twitter and other social media, to building websites and using data visualization skills, students will learn about the latest tools used in the industry. UTA's journalism major prepares students for careers in the online and print world of journalism.

  • Reporter
  • Editor
  • Digital Layout/Page Design
  • Photographer
  • Copy Editor
  • Web Editor

All majors in Journalism are required to take Writing for Mass Media, Communication Theory, Communication Technology and Communication Law and Ethics.

In the major, students can look forward to taking:

  • Reporting
  • Sports Reporting
  • Feature Writing
  • Photojournalism
  • Digital Storytelling
  • Data Journalism
  • Copy Editing
  • Opinion Writing
  • Public Affairs Reporting

The university's student-led, award-winning newspaper, The Shorthorn, offers many Journalism students valuable experience with writing news, feature and opinion stories, editing, producing multimedia content and designing print/online pages.

Journalism majors can participate in internships once they reach upper division status. The DFW Metroplex has two daily newspapers along with several specialty and weekly community newspapers, magazines and online news organizations. UTA students have landed competitive internships at many of these organizations. Journalism graduates of our department have also gone on to work at many of these media outlets in the area.

There are also national chapters of The Society of Professional Journalists and Kappa Tau Alpha, a national collegiate honor society students may belong to.

We look forward to helping you learn more about us!