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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

NLGJA Virtual Convention

NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists is hosting a Virtual Convention from Oct. 23-25, which will feature a Career & Community Expo and opportunities to network. Register here if interested.

Georgetown Entertainment and Media Alliance’s Alumni Career Panel

Georgetown Entertainment and Media Alliance (GEMA) invites you to attend the 19th Annual Career Panel for undergraduate and graduate students interested in the entertainment and media industry. On Wednesday, Oct. 28 from 7 p.m.- 8p.m., the alumni panelists will share about their career journey, offer advice for young job seekers and provide tips on how to break into their respective industries.

Click here to register.

GOVX 400: Making an Exoneree

Applications for the Spring 2021 GOVX 400 (Prison Reform Project) course, informally known as “Making an Exoneree,” are now being accepted!

Taught by Prof. Marc Howard, this 5-credit course is intended for passionate and highly-motivated students who will spend an intensive semester as investigative journalists, documentarians, and social justice activists with the goal of creating a public documentary that makes the case for the innocence of a wrongfully convicted person who is currently languishing in prison.

The class is scheduled for Fridays 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and will be restricted to a maximum of 15 Georgetown students. Priority will be given to those students who have a strong academic background in this area, along with a passion for criminal justice reform.

The enrollment process for this course will take place before live registration begins. Students who are admitted into the course will be automatically enrolled by the Registrar before the start of the live registration process. Click here to apply by Nov. 6 5:00p.m.


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