Arts & Humanities



Program Opportunities


As an English major with a concentration in journalism or as a journalism minor at Manchester, you’ll know the facts and present them clearly. You’ll get practical experience in interviewing, reporting, fact-checking and editing, and you’ll help produce MU’s award-winning weekly newspaper,  The Oak Leaves. Choosing classes from English, communication studies and art, you’ll work not only with newsprint but also with video cameras and graphic design, experiences that prepare you for careers in traditional and new media.

Program Highlights

  • The Oak Leaves, the University's student-run newspaper, regularly wins writing, editing and photography awards at the Indiana Collegiate Press Association state-wide awards. Recent awards include first place for "News Story" and third place for "Feature Story" and "News Feature Story" in 2021.

  • Journalism students visit the Journal Gazette, a daily newspaper in nearby Fort Wayne, where they meet with editors and reporters to discuss the industry.

  • Our students complete journalism internships at publications such as Angelenos magazine in Los Angeles and Fourtwofour in London.

Successful Graduates

  • Chloe Leckrone '22 is a communications specialist in the Office of Strategic Communications, Manchester University, N Manchester, IN
  • Carly Kwiecien '19 is the communications director at Friendship Botanic Gardens, Michigan City, IN
  • Ciara Knicely '18 is a Fish and Wildlife Information Specialist at the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources