The Power of Journalism
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.
What Can You Do With A Journalism Degree?
- Digital Layout / Page Design
- Copy Editor
- Web Editor
Courses In The Major
- COMM 2311 - Writing for Mass Media
- JOUR 2330 - Introduction to Journalism
- COMM 3300 - Communication Technology
- COMM 3310 - Communication Law and Ethics
- COMM 3315 - Communication Theory
- JOUR 2340 - Photojournalism
- JOUR 2346 - Reporting
- JOUR 3330 - Data Journalism
- JOUR 3345 - Copy Editing
- JOUR 4326 - Feature and Opinion Writing
- JOUR 4341 - Digital Storytelling
- JOUR 4346 - Public Affairs Reporting
You can find the official link to all Communication and Journalism courses in the University Catalog.
Internships and Opportunities
We encourage all eligible students to do an internship while a Journalism student. 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.
Lonestar Sentinel Service
Reporting, data journalism, and public affairs reporting students are getting experiential learning opportunities in community journalism as part of the journalism sequence's effort to bring news coverage to underreported communities, especially Arlington, Texas. Students report multimedia story packages that include photos, videos, audio reports, and data visualizations for the Lone Star Sentinel News Service, and their published work appears on the lonestarsentinel.org website. The news desert initiative is made possible through grants from the Scripps Howard Foundation.