Journalism at Messiah College
The study of journalism at Messiah College brings print and broadcast journalism together into one successful program that reaches across multimedia platforms. From new media to traditional media, including online media, television, radio and newspaper/magazine, Messiah College’s Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in journalism reflects the fast-paced changes occurring in the journalism field today.
As a student in the journalism degree program at Messiah College, you’ll develop the creative and critical thinking skills in high demand by many of today's employers. You're also strongly urged to take a minor to help apply your growing journalistic skills to a particular area of expertise, such as environmental science, economics, politics, religion, urban studies and more.
Journalism major distinctives
As a journalism major at Messiah College, you'll:
- Hone writing and reporting skills through courses such as audio-visual newsgathering and multi-media storytelling to prepare for a career in the changing, converging landscape of the journalism field.
- Apply your journalism skills on campus through required practica with The Pulse: Media Hub, which includes The Swinging Bridge campus magazine, Pulse FM 90.7 radio (with a 20-mile broadcast radius) and College's cable access channel.
- Have the opportunity to take advantage of internship opportunities with local and regional publications and electronic media outlets.
- Work in our new 1,740 square-foot media lab facility in Hostetter Chapel.
- Gain valuable work experience as a tutor in our writing center.
- Pursue an individualized honors program with a faculty member.
Career options for journalism majors
As a graduate of the journalism degree program, students are equipped to secure jobs such as:
- Social media editor
- Media specialist
- Copy editor
- Editorial researcher
- Sports reporter
- Web producer
- Chief meteorologist
- On-air host
- TV writer/editor
- Video journalist
For more information on career planning for the journalism program, visit the Messiah College Career and Professional Development Center.
Internship opportunities for journalism majors
Messiahâs nationally recognized internship program places students in a variety of journalism internships. A few examples of journalism internships include:
- Television, radio and video production
- WHTM-TV (abc affiliate)
- Pennsylvania's "Big 33 Football" program
- Carlisle Productions
Another opportunity in the journalism major includes working and learning in our new 1,740 square-foot media lab facility in Hostetter Chapel. The space includes studio cameras, news set, studio lights and a corner-placed, endless floor green screen, a control room and Foley sound studio.
Christian faith integration
At Messiah, one of the best Christian colleges in the northeast, you’ll explore the often-complex nature of contemporary media, while being encouraged to think and act responsibly about the relationship between Christian faith and journalistic practices.