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Journalism Major

A major in Journalism at Grace College will explore the ins and outs of professional writing. As you consider an array of colleges with Journalism majors near you in the midwest, be assured that when you find your way to Winona Lake, Indiana, you will discover a top college for Journalism taught with a Christian worldview. A Grace College Journalism degree will help you make workable connections between communication ethics and advanced writing, preparing you to weigh questions and create conversation in a Christian college context. 

This program is for you if you are serious about creating an impact in a Journalism career. With a bachelor’s degree in Journalism, you will be required to get real-world experience ensuring you are equipped for jobs in newspaper reporting, social media, editing, and countless other areas. 

Our journalism program prepares students for professional success in a fast-moving field. In addition to advanced writing courses, students take courses in communication ethics, layout and design and digital media. Journalism students hone their skills and build their portfolio through our campus newspaper, internships, and other professional development opportunities such as the Evangelical Press Association Conference.

Future Journalist, the way forward is Grace.

Educational Focus

  • Newspaper Journalism
  • Public Relations Principles
  • Media Production
  • Digital Photography
  • Writing for Publication

Internship / Co-Curricular Opportunities

Career Opportunities

  • Newspaper reporter
  • Social media specialist
  • Corporate communications specialist
  • Editor
  • Magazine feature writer
  • Advertising copywriter

Journalism Major is a Good Fit for Those Who Are:

  • Strong Writers
  • Detail-Oriented
  • Curious
  • Strong Communicators
  • Skilled at Time Management
  • Perceptive
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Featured Staff

Lauren G. Rich

Lauren G. Rich, Ph.D.

Chair, Department of Humanities; Associate Professor of English; Program Director, English and Journalism
richlg@grace.edu
Paulette Sauders

Paulette Sauders, Ph.D.

Professor Emerita of English and Journalism
sauderpg@grace.edu

Do as much extra writing as you can. Write for "The Sounding Board", take an internship, write some freelance, keep a blog. The more practice you have, and the more bylines you have, the better you will do in the workforce.”

Ashley (Mazelin) Durand, ‘13 - 2017 Young Alumni of the Year Award Winner
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student written articles were accepted for publication in local, regional, and national media during Profesor Terry White's Spring 2018 "Writing for Publication" class

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print issues of The Sounding Board published annually

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