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Journalism

Program Opportunities
  • Minor in Journalism
Overview

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, won big at the Indiana Collegiate Press Association state-wide awards in 2014, with six students claiming individual prizes for their journalistic compositions.

  • 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
  • Goretti Gonzalez ’13 is a reporter with the Pilot News in Plymouth, Ind.
  • Shaun Tilghman ’09 is news editor for the News Journal in North Manchester, Ind.
  • Sara Kerkhoff ’03 is a former editor of the Harvard Law Review.
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