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.
- Bachelor of Science Degree
- 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 InformationCo-op: $12.41 $10.40 - $16.00
Student Skills & CapabilitiesStudents 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 TitlesNews analyst, Reporter, Correspondent, News Producer, Editorial Intern, Marketing Associate, Assignment Editor
- 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 PartnersCNN, 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 UsWe 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.
Rochester Institute of Technology . Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education
Bausch & Lomb Center
57 Lomb Memorial Drive . Rochester NY 14623-5603