Journalism Major & Minor

Are you someone who listens to the news religiously? Or maybe you care deeply about authentic storytelling, giving voice to the voiceless, or writing news with integrity in a world with many conflicting sources?

If so, we have you covered. The journalism major at Goshen College highlights the importance of ethical storytelling and writing for the public good while still producing high quality content. You could write for or edit the student-run weekly newspaper, The Record, which regularly wins awards from the Indiana Collegiate Press Association, or for Goshen Commons, a community news website that gives students the chance to work on a digital news platform. As a journalism major or minor, you will complete at least two internships, likely in highly competitive news settings. In recent years, students have interned at Beacon Press, edible Michiana, The Elkhart Truth, Sojourner’s, The South Bend Tribune and Voice of America.

If you want to be challenged to write quality stories in a rapidly changing news climate, Goshen College can equip you with the skills, network and passion to succeed as a journalist in the digital era.

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United Way supports Write on Sports camp at Goshen College

United Way of Elkhart County provided a $2,500 Innovation Grant in support of the two-week Write on Sports camp for middle-school students this summer.

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Goshen College student wins national award with a local story

Last month, Goshen College senior and FiveCore Media student producer Abby Deaton received a bronze Telly Award for a short documentary-style feature video titled “Made in Goshen.”

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May term courses a ticket to study abroad

Six international courses will take students across the globe to Nepal, Kenya, Greece, Italy, China, Spain and Morocco – and that’s doesn’t even include the summer Study-Service Term (SST) units in Peru, Senegal and Nicaragua that begin in May. Many of these classes are interdisciplinary and open to all students regardless of year or major.

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Goshen College students win state awards for newspaper, literary publication

Goshen College students involved with campus publications were recently honored for their work at the Indiana Collegiate Press Association (ICPA) competition for print media.

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Abby Deaton wins annual speech contest

Speaking on “The welcome table: Discussing Goshen College’s hiring policy,” Deaton won the top prize of $500 and a chance to enter her speech in the bi-national intercollegiate oratorical contest.

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