Welcome to the website for Georgetown University's journalism courses and undergraduate minor in journalism.

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 suitable journalism-related opportunities with our students.


The Journalism Program, including the journalism minor, is now open to students in the School of Foreign Service. Courses which were once listed as limited to students in the College with sophomore and junior standing no longer carry those restrictions.

Applications for the journalism minor, available to sophomores and juniors, are due on March 1, 2019 at 6 p.m. For more information, please visit https://journalism.georgetown.edu/program-info

Three distinguished journalists will teach new classes in Georgetown's Journalism Program this spring: Elizabeth Bruenig of The Washington Post, Tom Jackman of The Washington Post, and Elizabeth Shogren of the Center for Investigative Reporting.

Bruenig will teach JOUR 400, "Telling the Truth," an exploration of how journalists conceive of, pursue and communicate truth.  Read about her work here.
Jackman will teach JOUR 380, "Crime, Justice and the Media," exploring not only how journalists cover crime, but also the impact of crime coverage on the justice system and the public.  Read about his work here.
Shogren will teach JOUR 385, "Science and Environmental Journalism," including reporting on climate change, an especially challenging task in an era of polarization.  Read about her work here.


On August 27, 2018, Georgetown University announced its decision to appoint Los Angeles Times reporter and columnist Doyle McManus as the new journalism program director.  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 a column for the op-ed page.  He can also be found on PBS's "Washington Week" and NPR.  Learn more about his background and discover his work here.

Doyle McManus

About the Program

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.

The Journalism minor, housed in the University's English Department, offers Georgetown students an opportunity to practice journalism and explore critical literacy and scholarly critique in the field of journalism. Combining an old school dedication to ethics and truth-telling with today's new media, multi-platform approach, the minor enhances students’ understanding of journalism's quickly changing topography. The program’s interdisciplinary approach enables students to combine a passion for storytelling with a commitment to social justice; cutting edge classes such as the Pearl Project give students the opportunity to acquire valuable investigative and analytical skills. For students drawn to cultural journalism, the Gallagher Family Fund Initiative enables the journalism program to offer opportunities that speak to these interests.