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Careers in Journalism

Journalism is the process of researching and gathering information to communicate it to the public by way of writing or speaking. Careers in journalism include reporter, editor, copy editor, sports writer, columnist, corporate information specialist, researcher, technical writer, publisher, acquisition editor, media consultant, web designer, documentary producer and many others. 

Areas of communication which supplement a journalism degree include oral communication, interviewing, public speaking, print communication, interpersonal communication, editing, nonverbal communication, persuasion, listening, oral interpretation, media theory, public relations, media relations, technical writing and announcing.

Professional journalists are sought by newspapers, television and radio stations, wire services, magazines, web publishers, book publishers and nonprofit organizations and corporate communication offices. With a diverse curriculum, we provide an excellent education in the theory, history, ethics and practice of communication.  This prepares student for careers and leadership in a wide variety of professions. 


Department of Communication

St. Joseph Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1410