Journalism Major & Minor

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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.

Pursue Your Passion for Journalism at Goshen College

Goshen College’s journalism program emphasizes the value of ethical reporting and writing for the public good. If you want to be pushed to write high-quality articles in a changing news climate, we’ll teach you how to produce excellent stories and news writing in a fast-changing news environment.

The journalism program at Goshen College highlights the importance of the ethics of mass media studies, journalistic tools, digital storytelling, emerging media, and online journalism while producing award-winning content & engaging stories.

Learn the Fundamentals of Writing and Media Ethics in Journalism

This major is for students seeking a career in journalism and mass communication, or a related field. Through coursework, internships, and extracurricular activities, journalism students learn to produce news for print media, broadcast, and digital media outlets. You will also develop an understanding of journalistic ethics, law, critical thinking, public relations, broadcast journalism, and global journalism while pursuing a bachelor’s degree in journalism.

The Skills You Need to Succeed in the Digital Era

Our program offers opportunities and outcomes that rival journalism schools. Graduates of our program pursue various journalism careers, or can continue their education towards master’s degrees in journalism at larger schools like Northwestern University and Boston University. Through Goshen’s journalism programs you will develop the skills you need for success in the digital age, including storytelling for different platforms, using social media for news gathering & distribution, data visualization, audio and video production, design principles, and hands-on opportunities with media organizations.

Our journalism program features supportive faculty members, small class sizes that facilitate individualized attention, and real-world experience through internships and extracurricular activities. Each journalism student will contribute to the student-run weekly newspaperThe Record, which regularly wins awards from the Indiana Collegiate Press Association, including “Newspaper of the Year.

Journalism students will also complete at least two internships as a journalism major or minor, likely in highly competitive news settings. In recent years, journalism graduates have interned at Beacon Press, Edible Michiana, The Elkhart Truth, Sojourner’s, The South Bend Tribune, and Voice of America.

Get started on your career as a journalist today!

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 for succeeding as a professional journalist in the digital era.

Get started on your journalism career today! Please fill out the form below for more information. Financial aid is available.

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Duane Stoltzfus

Professor of Communication | Director
Adult and Graduate Programs

Kyle Hufford

Associate Professor of Communication

Jason Samuel

Assistant Professor of Communication