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Students are welcome to join Ann Oldenburg’s office hours on April 21 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET to learn about Georgetown’s Journalism Minor Program and any questions with this link.

Welcome!

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

#FreeAustinTice: Tell President Biden to bring him home

The family of award-winning journalist Austin Tice needs your help to urge President Biden to free Austin, who was detained in Syria in 2012, and bring him safely home.

Click here to send a letter to your Members of Congress right now, telling them to sign a letter to President Biden asking him to make it a priority to see Austin returned home to his family safely and soon.

2021 Pulitzer Center Conference: Environment (Re)Defined

This year’s Pulitzer Center annual conference will focus on gender, religion, conflict, and justice by diving deep into the global crisis that truly affects us all.

On April 20-23, a series of panels will explore topics ranging from the disproportionate effect of climate change on women, Indigenous communities, and people of color to the state of environmental journalism today.

Conference week will kick off with a special Pulitzer Champions event (new window), on April 19 at 5 p.m. ET. to discuss the intersections of migration, climate change, and global health.

Click here for more info.

2021 Bioethics Showcase Submissions

Interested in bioethics and journalism?Considering submitting your work to the 2021 Bioethics Showcase! The annual Bioethics Research Showcase at Georgetown is a juried competition and exhibition of undergraduate student work on ethical themes in health, the environment, and emerging technologies.

The submission deadline is April 22 at midnight. The online event and award announcements will take place on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 7 pm.

Click here to read general submission guidelines.

Click here for more details.

International Symposium on Online Journalism

The International Symposium on Online Journalism will be online only in 2021 during the week of April 26 to 30, 2021. Tickets are free and include to access all the sessions (keynotes, panels, workshops and parties) from anywhere in the world. Click here to register.

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.


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.


Upcoming Events