Graduates of the journalism program can expect to find careers not only in the fields of writing and editing, but in public relations, law, civil service and education.
Journalism majors gain consistent, applicable experience by working for the student newspaper, The Mirror, and the yearbook, The Edda.
Off-campus internships are required for all journalism majors.
Internship opportunities include:
- Avera or Sanford Health
- 605 Magazine or Aberdeen Magazine
- The Argus Leader
- Dakota News Now and KELO News
- South Dakota Public Broadcasting (SDPB)
- Agri-Pulse newsletter
Journalism students also participate in internships organized in the Washington, D.C., semester program that have included USA Today, WRC-TV, Cox News Service and the Coalition on Human Needs.
Journalism students study away in:
- Barcelona, Spain — focusing on colonialism, identity and modernism with AU faculty
- Scotland — focusing on its stories and scenes with AU faculty
- England — focusing on Londinium and Brexit with AU faculty
- New Zealand — focusing on cultural identity with AU faculty
- Cuba — focusing on race, gender and revolution with AU faculty
Courses & Organizations
Popular courses range from writing specialties in news, magazines, sports and opinions to technological skills in layout and multimedia.
Students are encouraged to consider a double major in English and journalism because the department works as a unit with many overlapping requirements.
Journalism students often participate in: