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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

The 2020 U.S. Elections: A Test for Voting Rights, Free Speech, And Democracy

The Free Speech Project will be hosting a discussion about voter suppression, online misinformation, international interference and mail-in ballots before the upcoming presidential election. Panelists include Deborah Turner, president of the League of Women Voters; Michael Waldman, president of the Brennan Center for Justice; Dale Ho, director of ACLU’s Voting Rights Project; and Amy Gardner, a national political reporter at the Washington Post.

The event will take place over Zoom on Wednesday, Sept. 23 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. RSVP here to receive a link

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.


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