Rochester Institute of Technology

Academic Program Overviews

Student Skills & Capabilities, Salary Data, Career Information 

Journalism BS

Program Overview

The journalism major prepares students to gather, critically analyze, and synthesize verbal and visual information to communicate accurate and clear news stories across multiple media platforms. In addition to writing and reporting, students prepare audio and visual content for dissemination in a variety of media, making them a valuable asset to any future employer specializing in news reporting and factual storytelling.

Degrees Awarded

  • Bachelor of Science Degree

Enrollment

  • Approximately 20 students are enrolled in this program

Cooperative Education & Experiential Education Component

  • Co-op is mandatory for this program
  • Minimum co-op requirement: 1 block, 12 weeks/semester
  • Co-op availability: Second Year summer through Fourth Year fall

Salary Information

Co-op:     $12.41                     $10.40 - $16.00
BS:            ID
 

Student Skills & Capabilities

Students are skilled in information gathering, interviewing, storytelling, news writing, E-journalism, and news editing. They are experienced writers, capable of writing news articles, news releases, newsletters, and feature articles. Students have the capabilities of designing layouts for print, online media and writing and producing content for dissemination on multimedia platforms.

Job Titles

News analyst, Reporter, Correspondent, News Producer, Editorial Intern, Marketing Associate, Assignment Editor

Significant Points

  • Students are experienced in digital photography, website development, basic HTML and CSS coding, and digital entrepreneurship or building a web-based business.

Selected Employer Hiring Partners

CNN, Fox News Channel, CBS News, NBC-Universal/E! Networks, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle (Gannett), Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin (Gannett), Cortland Standard, Tooele Transcript Bulletin, The Hill Newspaper Institute on Political Journalism, York Dispatch, Rochester City Newspaper, Open Mic Rochester, WROC-8, The Tab

Contact Us

We appreciate your interest in your career and we will make every effort to help you succeed. Feel free to contact Taylor Lincoln, the career services coordinator who works with the Journalism program. You can access information about services through our web site at https://www.rit.edu/careerservices.
 
Taylor Lincoln, Career Services Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;   585.475.5460
Rochester Institute of Technology . Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education
Bausch & Lomb Center
57 Lomb Memorial Drive . Rochester NY  14623-5603
585.475.2301