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Journalists find out what people need and want to know about, then they explain and show those stories in the most effective way: words, video, photos, sound, interactive graphics.
Those are the tools of journalists, and those tools are displayed on newspapers (yes, newspapers still provide much of the world's news), websites, social media, TV and radio.
The Journalism Program, an interdisciplinary minor, teaches the skills to use the tools. We teach you how to think like a journalist because thinking like a journalist - what's important? what's fascinating? what's accurate? what don't we know? - can take you pretty much wherever you want to go. Our grads work in newsrooms from the Newark Post to The New York Times and the Washington Post and in careers as varied as filmmaking and law enforcement. Find out more about them at our alumni information page.
Because journalism can take you everywhere, we welcome students from all majors in any college at UD. In a typical
beginning journalism class, you'll join students from many different
majors, including political science, wildlife conservation,
business, psychology, marine studies, nursing, communications, and, of course, English.
You'll learn how to report with words, images and sound. You'll hone your writing skills and learn to adapt your approach to fit the platform, whether it's a magazine, newspaper, website or radio/TV station. Students can expand their skills and focus on
particular areas of interest. Our specialized classes include medical, environmental, political and critical writing. You'll find the core and elective courses on our curriculum requirements page.
You'll start getting published in student and professional publications through internships at local and national news organizations.
Have questions? We'll help you find answers. Start with Dr. Deborah Gump , director of journalism.