Journalism

Why a Degree in Journalism?

Journalism students at UM learn to thrive in a multi-platform media environment moving at the speed of light. Professors with real professional experience guide them through a mix of skills, blending broadcasting, news writing and photography with the ever-changing social media and digital-first chops so crucial to any news media organization's success today. They learn to think critically and ethically, and they learn by doing: by covering news on campus, in their communities, across the state and even around the globe. You'll find UM journalism alums at nearly every major news outlet, from NPR to The New York Times, The Associated Press and CBS-TV. Our graduates also use their talents in education, public affairs, politics, business – anywhere smart, accurate, compelling communication is valued. We strongly encourage our students to take on minors and even double majors, and many find that a journalism degree is an excellent launching pad to graduate school, including our own graduate program in Environmental Science and Natural Resource Journalism. 

Sample Occupations

  • Radio/TV Station Reporter
  • Web Site Reporter/Producer
  • Sports Reporter
  • Copy Editor
  • Public Relations Consultant
  • Radio/TV Announcer
  • Radio/TV Station Producer
  • Newspaper Photojournalist
  • Radio/TV News Management

Professional Associations