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Welcome to Georgetown University’s undergraduate Journalism Program. Any internship, scholarship, fellowship or job postings that you would like the journalism program to circulate please send to jourminor@georgetown.edu. We are happy to share via our program Twitter feed.


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Austin Tice, a writer, photographer, and Georgetown graduate, was detained in Syria in 2012. On Monday, Sept. 23, Austin’s family urges you all to come to the Capitol to raise awareness about his story and help bring him home. For more information, click here.

If you’re thinking of minoring in Journalism, please attend our open house in New North Room 204 on Monday, Oct. 7 from 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. You will have the chance to meet our program director, Doyle McManus, along with other program instructors. Insomnia Cookies will be served.

Want to learn about the intersection of social media and the First Amendment? Please join us for Professor Ungar’s project on Monday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. RSVP here.

If you’ve thought about a career in CNN or Turner Broadcasting/WarnerMedia, join us for a pizza party with campus recruiter Nick Levan on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 6:30p.m. in the Cawley Career Center. &pizza will be served.


About the Program

The Journalism Program offers a Journalism 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.

Director: Los Angeles Times reporter and columnist Doyle McManus brings experience from his work as a foreign correspondent, White House correspondent, and Washington bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times, where he continues to write weekly columns. He can also be found on PBS’s “Washington Week” and NPR.

Assistant Director:  Ann Oldenburg began her career at The Washington Post and spent more than two decades at USA Today.  She began her career as a lecturer at Georgetown in 2016. 

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.


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