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Degree in Journalism

Minor in Journalism

Learn to investigate and write quality headline news stories

Our journalism program provides students with the fundamental skills and knowledge to excel professionally in print media. In addition to traditional coursework, students pursuing a minor in journalism gain cutting-edge training from working at The Vantage, Newman University's student newspaper.

While studying journalism, you can expect a promising future in the field of broadcast, media production, online publishing, and public relations through our private Catholic university's network of Cooperative Education and related internships to journalism and communication.

Scholarship Opportunities

Victor Murdock Communications Scholarship

The Victor Murdock Communications Scholarship was established in 1976 for students at Newman University who are interested in careers in Journalism or Communications.  It is funded on an annual basis by the Victor Murdock Foundation and takes into account the financial need of each applicant.  It is the desire of Newman University to provide funds that will enable talented students with a financial need to be successful in their pursuit of a college degree.

Learn more about the Victor Murdock Communications Scholarship

About Our Faculty

Journalism Department

Our faculty and staff have the knowledge and experience to help you prepare for a career in journalism. If you need clarification on a class assignment or advice on how to approach your future, you can feel confident that our faculty is available and ready to help.

Job Outlook

While journalism is an evolving field, the technical skills needed for studying journalism remain consistent in modern media. News topics will always need coverage just as sports journalism will always need broadcast reporting. Editorial, journalism, and public relations management fields continue to see a steady growth.

Careers

A minor in journalism will give you the opportunity to work in a variety of fields and specialties related to journalism. Here are some examples of potential careers and their median salaries:

  • Director of Public Relations ($103,269-$141,377 a year)
  • Managing Editor ($91,280 a year)
  • News Producer ($20,000 a year)
  • Sports Anchor ($61,600 a year)

Internships

Our students interested in journalism have the opportunity to gain real-world experience by interning through local partnerships, including the Wichita Eagle and Entercom. Students can also join The Vantage, a weekly newspaper with open positions and hands-on learning in editorial work, copywriting, reporting, photography, and columnists.

Get Involved on Campus

One of the best ways to find success during your college career is to get involved in campus clubs and organizations. Within our journalism program, our students can join Lambda Pi Eta, an international honor society for communication students. This organization allows for personal growth, networking, and future career success.

Program Outcomes

Success Story — Delaney Hiegert, Class of 2020

Newman University student and softball player Delaney Hiegert recently completed an internship with the Wichita Eagle during her sophomore year, writing an article that was published in the Jan. 15 issue. Shortly after, the article was picked up by the Associated Press and eventually ran in newspapers across the country, including Texas, Ohio, Florida, Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa and Illinois. Recently, the story showed up in the International Edition of the South China Morning Post in China, the Singapore Daily in Malaysia, and a web publication in New Zealand. Delaney is off to a great start in her academic career, currently majoring in communication with a minor in journalism.

"It’s worth the money. I’ll tell you it’s worth the money, the sacrifice to get an education, because in the long run it represents who you are. When you get that degree it adds value to you as a person."

Freaya Koshy, CLASS OF 2016

"I wouldn’t change it for the world. I had fun. It was a great time and I’ll remember it for the rest of my life."

Easton Julian, CLASS OF 2016