UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
Journalism majors learn to report, write and edit stories for publication or broadcast. Students are prepared to work in all aspects of journalism including print, radio, online or TV. Today's news organizations expect their staff to be able to write in both print and broadcast style, shoot video, record audio and take photos.
Highlights of the Journalism Major
As a student in this program, you will learn to:
Traditionally, the assumption is that a career in journalism means working in broadcast or print news. Journalism graduates have become broadcast on-air personalities, anchors, writers, producers and radio or TV reporters. Or those interested in print write for newspapers (print and online) and magazines.
However, the skills and knowledge of journalism majors are highly valued in almost any career they ultimately choose. The ability to talk with people, write clearly, record/edit audio and video, take compelling pictures, explain complex issues, analyze data and think critically are useful in many fields. In addition to traditional news jobs, UWRF journalism alumni are working for nonprofit organizations, public schools, state and local government, public relations firms, and in advertising, marketing and sales.
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