The Journalism Program cultivates students’ interests and techniques in gathering information through research and interviews, and writing for the array of media platforms. Emphasis is placed on the role and responsibilities of journalism within the context of civic and political participation, and the social justice awareness rooted in the University mission. Courses in journalism history, media law and ethics, and press theory form the philosophical foundation for the major and minor.
Journalism students, in their work, focus on issues of civic and cultural importance with a traditional news stance, but there are ample opportunities for experimentation with the styles of journalism appropriate for magazines, publications with a literary bent, and emerging Internet-based platforms. Students also hone their visual storytelling skills in courses such as photojournalism and multimedia design.
Students pursuing a major or minor in journalism choose from an array of elective courses, including literary journalism, news leadership, media ethics, entrepreneurial journalism and sports writing.
Most Gonzaga journalism students work for the weekly student newspaper, The Gonzaga Bulletin, as writers, editors or photographers. Credit toward the journalism major and minor is available, as well as a stipend for editors, staff writers and photographers.
Many journalism students garner journalistic experience in the professional environment through internships, for which academic credit is also available.
502 E. Boone Avenue
Spokane, WA 99258-0022
Phone: (509) 313-6662
Integrated Media Dept.
502 E. Boone Ave
AD Box 21
Spokane, WA 99258
Integrated Media Department Chair