The Journalism program focuses on imparting the skills and values needed to inform the public, hold the powerful accountable, serve diverse audiences and tell compelling stories. It combines an emphasis on the foundational skills of reporting, research, and writing with the use of digital technologies, enabling students to thrive in today's ever-changing media environment.
Students learn from faculty scholars and practitioners, who teach a curriculum that is a mix of academic and skills-based training. Among the experiences journalism majors at SHU will gain: they will shadow a professional journalist, create a news blog on a subject of their choosing and analyze the greatest challenges facing journalism today.
Upon completion of the Journalism program, students graduate with a mastery of foundational skills, strong sense of ethics/fairness and quite often with experience working in student journalism as well as multiple internships with major news outlets. Many Journalism majors work with the College’s student-run television and radio stations, PirateTV and WSOU 89.5FM, as well as write for the University’s student-run newspaper, The Setonian. Journalism alumni work in prestigious organizations like CNBC, WHDH TV in Boston, the BIG EAST Digital Network and Fox Sports.