The Journalism Program is proud to note that journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov, who lead independent news outlets in the Philippines and Russia, are the recipients of the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize for “their courageous fight for freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace,” the committee said in a statement. “They are representatives of all journalists who stand up for this ideal in a world in which democracy and freedom of the press face increasingly adverse conditions.”
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
#RunforAustin Virtual 5K
Join the National Press Club for the inaugural Run for Austin 5K on Saturday, November 13 to raise awareness and support for journalist and Georgetown graduate Austin Tice, who has been unjustly detained in Syria since 2012. The 5K will be held virtually, with teams able to sign up to run or walk any route, from anywhere, at any time on the day of the race.
GEMA Externship Program
The Georgetown Entertainment & Media Alliance (GEMA) and the Cawley Career Education Center have collaborated to offer an externship program for undergraduate seniors and others enrolled in graduate programs at Georgetown. This year’s GEMA externship will take place from March 7 to March 11, 2022, in Los Angeles and New York City (or virtually depending on the public health situation).
The application deadline for the spring 2022 GEMA is close-of-business on Friday, Nov. 5, 2021.
Summer Journalism at the Villa
Internships and Jobs
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 email@example.com. We are happy to put the information on our program Twitter feed. A more detailed description of classes can be found here.