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Welcome to Georgetown University’s undergraduate Journalism Program. Journalism is offered as a minor, not a major. The minor provides a bridge between a liberal arts education and the practice of journalism, which contributes to democracy by informing citizens and promoting public discourse. 

The program teaches the essential skills of good journalism: critical thinking, research and investigation, clear expression, and storytelling in every form. It explores the journalist’s duty to the truth, public and private ethics, the pressures of a changing media ecosystem, and all the other challenges that face the modern reporter, editor, critic, essayist and public intellectual.

The minor’s interdisciplinary approach highlights a commitment to public affairs, international issues and social change. The minor encourages real-world experience, includes a required internship, and aims to enhance students’ opportunities in journalism and related fields.

Combining traditional commitments to accuracy, fairness and accountability with a passion for new media experimentation, the minor prepares students for careers in a changing media environment and complements a wide variety of major fields of study.

The journalism minor, founded by Barbara Feinman Todd, author and professor emerita, 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 alumni stories.

Upcoming events & programs

NewsNation Info Session

Join us on Thursday, September 8 at 12:00 p.m. and learn from journalist and NewsNation talent recruiter Christopher Nelson about on and off-air opportunities at the organization. Attend the info session on Zoom using this link (new window). We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

Virtual Media, Journalism, & Public Affairs Networking Fair

Join Georgetown Washington University, American University and Georgetown students and alumni for a virtual networking fair hosted by GW on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 4:30 p.m. ET. The smaller, more intimate networking opportunity will give students and alum the chance to meet with representatives from dozens of communications-related organizations to learn about their companies, discuss career plans and learn about possible internships and jobs. Registration for the event opens on Sept. 19 and closes on Oct. 18. Visit this link for more information and to register (new window)!

Internships and Jobs

Looking for an internship or full-time job opportunity? Check out this list of internship opportunities across the country, or this list of career opportunities.

For information about scholarships and resources for Hispanic and LatinX students, check out this online guidebook (new window).

Need to get in touch with us? Want to share an internship, scholarship, fellowship or job posting? Please email us at jourminor@georgetown.edu. We are happy to put the information on our program Twitter feed. A more detailed description of classes can be found here.