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Fall 2019: B.A. in Journalism to replace B.A. in Broadcast Reporting Degree. Learn More

Beginning Fall 2019, the School of Communication is offering a multiplatform journalism degree that will prepare you to work in a variety of formats.

The Bachelor of Arts in Journalism — formerly Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Reporting — is one part strong academics, one part insight and one part hands-on experience. You'll get started within our classes and then move outside into the professional world.

As a journalism major, you're in for some intense classes in writing, editing, multimedia, video production, newsgathering and reporting, among other electives to further your program of study.

Beginning day one, you have access to our state-of-the art facilities and the opportunity to join any of the student-run media outlets/organizations

Pictured is alumna Caroline Collins. Submitted photo

"I felt extremely prepared at my first job interview. Thanks to my education at Point Park University, I was able to capitalize on the skills I learned throughout my four years." - Caroline Collins, '15, reporter/anchor

Course Offerings

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

  • Broadcast Announcing
  • Broadcast News Writing
  • Journalistic Writing and Editing
  • On Camera Announcing
  • Radio Production
  • Television Programming and Sales
  • Video Production & Editing

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 Timothy Hudson, Ph.D.
FACULTY SPOTLIGHT
  • Worked professionally in television journalism, documentary production, multimedia design and international media education
  • Written numerous journal articles on topics including journalism ethics and multimedia research methods
  • Teaches media ethics and a wide variety of communication courses

Career Options

With a degree in journalism, you will have the opportunity to pursue various careers, such as:

  • News Director
  • News Anchor
  • News Reporter
  • News Producer
  • Radio or Television Talent
  • Sports Anchor
  • Sports Reporter
  • Sports Producer
  • Promotions
  • Video/Photo Journalist
  • Video News Editor
  • International Correspondent
  • Web Program Reporter
  • Web Program Producer

Alumni Success

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

More profiles
Pictured is Kelly Sasso. Submitted photo
Noon Anchor/Morning Traffic and Breaking News Anchor,  WTAE-TV
Pictured is James Hill. Photo | Chris Rolinson
Special Assistant to the Mayor, Office of Mayor William Peduto, City of Pittsburgh

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