Welcome to the website for Georgetown University's journalism courses and undergraduate minor in journalism.
Austin Tice, a Georgetown alum and Marine Corps veteran, disappeared in Syria in 2012 while working as a freelance journalist covering the conflict there. He has been missing ever since. Sign the pledge to bring him safely home.
On April 6, the program hosted the second installment of the Salim El-Lozi Lecture Series, a panel discussion on Tice and the state of press freedom worldwide. Watch the video here.
On March 25, 2015, the program held the inaugural event of the lecture series, a conversation with New York Times journalists C.J. Chivers and Tyler Hicks. Watch the video here.
About the Program
The journalism minor launched in the fall of 2012. On the rest of this site, you will find program information, resources, internship listings and the Journalism Program's own student news desk.
The Journalism minor, housed in the University's English Department, offers Georgetown students an opportunity to practice journalism and explore critical literacy and scholarly critique in the field of journalism. Combining an old school dedication to ethics and truth-telling with today's new media, multi-platform approach, the minor enhances students’ understanding of journalism's quickly changing topography. The program’s interdisciplinary approach enables students to combine a passion for storytelling with a commitment to social justice; cutting edge classes such as the Pearl Project give students the opportunity to acquire valuable investigative and analytical skills. For students drawn to cultural journalism, the Gallagher Family Fund Initiative enables the journalism program to offer opportunities that speak to these interests.
This minor complements a vast array of major fields of study across the College. It enhances future career opportunities by documenting their dedication to academic and professional achievements in college. The Journalism minor provides invaluable education and training in critical thinking, reporting and writing, knowledge that will serve them well no matter what career path they choose following graduation.