​​​Our journalism major​ focuses on blending news judgment with information gathering, interviewing techniques and writing for various media, including newspapers, magazines, online publications and editing.

In addition to learning the basics of reporting, writing and editing, students learn to make sound decisions involving media law and ethics.

A journalism major​ will prepare you for success as a professional media practitioner, whether you want to work in daily or weekly newspapers, in magazines, or in up-to-the-minute online news services.

Students in a journalism classroom having a discussion.

Students majoring in journalism have the opportunity to:

  • Work on CM Life - an award-winning student newspaper.
  • Work for Grand Central Magazine - an award-winning online magazine.
  • Gain hands-on experience through internship opportunities.
  • Join a vast network of distinguished CMU graduates.

Your studies and career-building experiences are guided and provided through:

  • Faculty members who all hold advanced degrees - doctoral or master's degrees - and who have significant professional experience, having worked for a variety of media organizations throughout the world.
  • A state-of-the-art computer lab equipped with the latest hardware and software.
  • Internship possibilities with many local, state, national and international media and agencies that maintain a professional relationship with program faculty.
  • Internship opportunities are unique to CMU with the China Daily, Beijing's only English-language newspaper.
  • Potential college employment as a reporter, writer, editor, graphics specialist, cartoonist, or other contributors to CM Life, the online website, or Grand Central.
  • Opportunities for involvement in professional organizations and student chapters such as the Society of Professional Journalists.
  • Classes are small enough to provide individualized faculty-student interaction.