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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

How to Apply to a Top Journalism Internship

Join the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing (SABEW) on Monday, Sept. 27 at 4:00 pm for a panel featuring veteran journalists. The first session’s panelists include Aisha Al Muslim (The Wall Street Journal), Matt Egan (CNN), Heather Long (Washington Post), Rachel Siegal (Washington Post) and Stacey Vanek Smith (NPR). For more information and to join the Zoom, follow this link (new window).

Career Workshop: How to Ask Tough Questions

Join GU Politics for a career workshop with ABC News White House correspondent and Georgetown alum Karen Travers to learn how to conduct quality interviews! RSVP here for the workshop on Monday, Sept. 27th at 12:30 pm in HFSC Social Room.

Best Practices in Trauma Reporting

The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma (new window) will be offering virtual training on best practices in trauma reporting. The training will cover trauma-informed interviewing techniques; effective investigative and narrative approaches to sensitive topics such as sexual assault and mass trauma incidents; issues of informed consent and other ethical questions and dilemmas at every stage of the reporting process.

The training will be led by Bruce Shapiro, the Dart Center’s executive director and an award-winning investigative reporter and expert in the occupational health of journalists. Join the training on Tuesday, Sept. 28th at 7:00 pm at this link here (new window).

Columbia Journalism School Meeting with Georgetown Students

Join for a virtual conversation between Georgetown students and Ross Yelsey, Assistant Director of Admission at Columbia Journalism School, about Columbia’s opportunities for graduate study in journalism. RSVP for the Zoom on Monday, Oct. 11 at 7:00 pm at this link here (new window).

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.

For more information and to apply, visit the program’s website here (new window), or email Jacki Banks (jlb49@georgetown.edu) with any questions.

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.