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Broadcast. Photos. The Web. Newspapers. Magazines. We prepare you for it all.

You want to make an impact by telling people about the world around us. Today's journalist needs to work in all formats, and our journalism program will get you there. 

A good journalist knows how to research, write and report, but some stories demand more. A day in the life of a reporter can involve creating a Facebook live video, writing your story for the web, shooting and editing photos/video, as well as filing the final package of your story. 

As a Bachelor of Arts in 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

Point Park University School of Communication students volunteered at the 2019 Mid-Atlantic Regional Emmy Awards.

Point Park University School of Communication students volunteered at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Emmy Awards.

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 major include:

  • Journalistic Writing & Editing
  • Broadcast News Writing
  • Video Storytelling
  • Media & Society
  • Media Storytelling
  • Visual Storytelling
  • Diversity and Communication
  • Newsgathering & Reporting
  • Introduction to Multimedia
  • Graphic Design I
  • Intro to Photojournalism
  • Broadcast Reporting
  • Multiplatform Magazine Reporting 
  • Intro to Digital Photography
  • Media Ethics and Responsibility
  • Editing and Producing the News
  • Electives to further your program of study

Students Gain Hands-On Experience in Multiplatform Magazine Reporting Class

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Photo by Joie Knouse

The Multiplatform Magazine Reporting class, taught by Professor Bill Moushey, M.S., produced The Mad Decade 2020 Magazine in the midst of the global pandemic. 

"The effort made by a small group of students to produce a quality digital magazine during a pandemic is extraordinary. I frankly didn't think they could pull it off. They overcame everything and produced exceptional journalism. It will be something I (and they) will never forget. I'm very proud of them," said Moushey. 

Meet the student team and read The Mad Decade 2020

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.
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
Pictured is Chris Rolinson.
FACULTY SPOTLIGHT
  • Teaches photojournalism and environmental journalism classes
  • Coordinator, environmental journalism program
  • Worked professionally as a photojournalist at the Herald-Star, Steubenville, Ohio

Career Options

Graduates will be well-equipped with the core skills essential to any career in journalism — television, radio, print, web, etc. — and prepared to handle any other beat upon graduation, such as:

  • Broadcast Reporter
  • Newspaper Reporter
  • Multimedia Journalist
  • Data Journalist
  • Entrepreneurial Journalist
  • Web Content Editor
  • Photojournalist
  • Website Host

Alumni success

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

More news & features
Pictured is Keera Frye. Submitted photo
Executive Producer, WDTV
Pictured is alumnus Matt Desmond. Submitted photo

Creative Content Segment Producer, NFL Media

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