Journalism/Media Writing

Major

If you're curious about the world, enjoy interviewing, and aren't afraid to dig for information, consider the journalism/media writing major. You'll develop an understanding of the interactions of media, faith, and society, while considering ethical challenges faced by media professionals.

Through project-based classes and extracurricular opportunities, you will . . .

  • develop skills in reporting, photography, and social media
  • learn print and web design using Adobe Creative Suite (especially Photoshop, InDesign, and Dreamwaver)
  • practice multi-media storytelling (photography, audio, video, and web)

Types of writing

  • News and investigative reporting
  • Feature and magazine stories
  • Web writing
  • Scriptwriting

Our journalism/media writing major will prepare you to craft messages with insight, Christian ethics, and passion in all forms of writing including print, broadcast, web, and audio/radio. Our program teaches you to tell stories in as many ways possible, not just through words, but also through design, photos, audio and video. Journalism/media writing majors have the opportunity to write for and edit our award-winning student newspaper.

Choose electives from a variety of options including:

  • Creative nonfiction
  • Business and technical writing
  • Scriptwriting
  • Public relations writing and production
  • Freelance writing

Professional Development:

  • Serve as an editor or staff writer on The Echo, our student newspaper.
  • Develop documentation and copywriting skills by working on Ilium, our yearbook.
  • Work with the University's marketing team to produce content for magazine, web, and email communication.

These roles provide students experience planning editions, meeting tight deadlines, and doing real-time reporting. Journalism/media writing majors can earn up to six academic credits by working on The Echo or Ilium.

Every journalism/media writing student completes a 120-hour internship in an area of media writing with mentorship by an industry professional. Seniors also complete a professional portfolio that is showcased alongside their other work at a senior show.

The Bachelor of Arts option requires a foreign language. The Bachelor of Science option pairs journalism/media writing requirements with Taylor's systems curriculum.