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Journalism Course

I got into journalism as a means to try to change the world. -Samantha Power, United States Ambassador to the United Nations/Former Foreign Correspondent

What is Journalism?

It's the gathering and reporting of news for publication. Journalists are storytellers who can communicate useful information in an easily understandable way. Journalism requires a willingness to ask questions that are sometimes uncomfortable and the ability to develop sources over time. In addition to traditional print and broadcast media outlets, emerging opportunities for journalism include blog, podcast and social media reporting.

Journalism at Macomb

Macomb offers the foundational Writing News for Publication course required as the starting point of most four-year journalism programs. In it, you will learn how to write in the journalistic styled favored by most newspapers, magazines and online publications. You will be introduced to hard news and feature writing, as you gain experience in interviewing and information gathering.

Career Opportunities in Journalism

Career opportunities for those who have earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism or communications include newspaper reporter, editor, columnist, staff writer, web content writer, copywriter, freelance writer, foreign correspondent and public relations specialist.

Transfer Pathways to a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism

The credits earned in Macomb’s Journalism Course and other courses transfer to many colleges and universities in Michigan.

If you intend to transfer and pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism or related field, speak with a Macomb counselor or academic advisor as soon as possible after you have applied to Macomb to plan the best pathway.

How do I find out more about Journalism at Macomb?

For more information on Journalism at Macomb, contact the Associate Dean, Humanities at South: 586.445.7251, AandS.south@macomb.edu or at Center: 586.286.2282, AandS.center@macomb.edu.

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