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As a journalism major, you're in for some intense classes in writing, editing, multimedia, video, reporting and interviewing. You will learn to write on deadline in courses that cover all aspects of journalism, such as feature writing, magazine writing and investigative reporting. You'll create stories for online magazines, print magazines, print newspapers, online newspapers and any other outlet you can think of.

Students are also encouraged to work at any of the student-run media outlets. Students can also travel regularly to local, regional and national seminars and conferences by joining the student chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

Point Park students covered the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump.

School of Communication majors representing The Globe, U-View and WPPJ reported on the presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C.

Course Offerings

You will receive a well-rounded education through Point Park's core curriculum and classes in your major. Some of the courses in the journalism program include:

  • Investigative Reporting
  • Entrepreneurial Journalism
  • Multiplatform Magazine Reporting
  • Cops and Courts
  • Health Reporting
  • Feature Writing
  • Magazine Writing
  • Desktop/Electronic Publishing
  • Public Affairs Reporting
  • Broadcast Reporting
  • TV Production and Editing
  • Writing for Multimedia and Web

Faculty bring industry experience to the classroom

School of Communication faculty members are proven professionals with connections to top media and communication organizations.

Meet the faculty
Pictured is Bill Moushey
  • Worked professionally as an investigative journalist for more than 38 years
  • A Pulitzer-Prize finalist who has won numerous awards for his reporting and an author of two non-fiction books: Game Over: Jerry Sandusky, Penn State, and the Culture of Silence and Never Give Up
  • Teaches journalism classes

Career Options

With a Bachelor of Arts in journalism, you will have the option to pursue various career opportunities, such as:

  • Reporter
  • Investigative Reporter
  • Sports Reporter
  • Enterprise Reporter
  • Entrepreneurial Journalist
  • Online Content Creator
  • Editor
  • Columnist
  • Copy Editor
  • Feature Writer
  • Page Designer

Alumni success

Learn about where our graduates have gone on to build their careers.

More profiles
Pictured is Andrew Goldstein.
Staff writer, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Pictured is Jessica Ladow.
Partner Operations Manager, Google 

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