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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

“Twenty Years Since Spotlight – How Journalists Have Uncovered Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church”

Join Awake Milwaukee on January 13 at 7 p.m. and January 20 at 7 p.m. for a virtual panel and discussion reflecting on coverage of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. The panel discussion on Jan. 13 will feature Walter Robinson, the editor who led the Spotlight team, as well as investigative journalist and Georgetown alum Jason Berry, and co-director of Bishop Accountability Anne Barrett Doyle. These panelists will describe their work in reporting these stories, discuss how such stories shaped the public discussion of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, and offer insights into how journalists could do better in covering this crisis today.

For details on the panel and to register to attend, visit this link (new window).

Summer Journalism at the Villa

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.