What is Journalism?
What can I do with a degree in Journalism?
Students who graduate with a degree in Journalism can apply for jobs in a number of different areas. Some of the most popular areas are Newspaper Publishing, Magazine/Newsletter Publishing, Book Publishing, Writing, and Business.
As an undergrad, taking on an internship is a great way to obtain experience, build relationships, and test different career choices. Building a portfolio with creative materials will also help to further your career goals. Students should be prepared to being a journalism in a small market, performing entry level tasks before moving to larger markets and positions with more creative freedom and responsibility.
Program Mission Statement
The Journalism Program supports the mission of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, namely, "to guide students in developing disciplined, informed thinking; communication skills; problem-solving skills; strategies for information access; respect for the views of other; and a lifetime love of learning."
In particular, the program seeks to provide students with a variety of courses in the theory and practice of journalism, with an emphasis on print journalism, preparing them for professional careers in newspapers, magazines, the news agencies and wire services.
What kind of courses will I take?
The courses listed below are only a small glimpse into the Journalism courses available on our campus. To view the full list of Journalism course descriptions, click here.
A course designed to provide both philosophical and historical foundations for consumers of mass media & those wishing to practice journalism. Provides an overview of American journalism--its underlying philosophies, history, theories, functions and ethics.
A course in news gathering and reporting with coverage of Richland Township supervisors' meetings or in-class exercises. Students are called upon to produce a range of journalistic writing, including hard news and human interest stories. Emphasis is on deadline writing, reporter initiative, and clear and concise writing in Associated Press style.
Pitt-Johnstown Journalism Home Page
Degree Requirements (.pdf)
The Advocate - Pitt-Johnstown Student Newspaper
Meet Our Journalism Faculty
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