Journalism

Journalism

Research, articulate, and publish in real time.

Journalism prepares you to translate interviews, opinions, and reviews into persuasive, cogent articles and essays. As a journalism student, you'll practice skills related to gathering and evaluating content, learning to write for a variety of communication channels.

You'll learn to ask rich questions, weigh data against opinions, and provide vivid highlights of recent events, constructing accurate accounts for readers. In addition to drafting copy, you'll refine your editing and project management skills, graduating prepared to join extended members of the Cornerstone community as a reporter, photojournalist, editor, or campaign manager.

What can I do with a major in Journalism?

In the process of declaring a major in Journalism, you will select an emphasis in one of the following 6 concentrations:

  • Broadcast Reporting/Producing
  • Business Reporting
  • Editing/Publishing
  • Health Science Reporting
  • News Reporting
  • Sports Reporting

Does Cornerstone have a campus newspaper?

The Herald is Cornerstone's award-winning, student-run university newspaper. As a journalism student, you will gain hands-on experience on campus by contributing to the Herald and receive class credit for your participation in the production process.

Read Articles Featured in the Herald

Where are internships and partnerships available for students in the Journalism program?

Cassie Daszko '15 | News Intern at WOOD TV8 in Grand Rapids, MI

"Even a few short years ago, I could have never pictured myself working in TV news. I only figured this out through my internships at WZZM 13 News and WOOD TV8. It was amazing to be able to learn from some of the people that I grew up watching. Cornerstone is unique in requiring every student to complete an internship or practicum. I know after graduation I will be competitive with people applying for jobs because I have all of the real life experiences that will help me be above the rest of possible applicants."

What are graduates of the Journalism program doing now?

Graduates of Cornerstone can be found writing for newspapers, serving as editors for publishing companies, producing footage for news stations, and submitting work as freelance writers. For example, our graduates have assumed positions as...

Reporters

  • Tim Devaney ('10) | Reporter at The Hill in Washington, D.C.
  • David Jesse ('97) | Education Reporter at the Detroit Free Press in Detroit, MI

Copy Editors

  • Kelly Gampel ('12) | News Editor at Homer Index
  • Rachel Watson ('09) | Copy Editor at MLive and the Grand Rapids Press in Walker, MI
  • Sarah Heth ('08) | Copy Editor at the Holland Sentinel in Holland, MI
  • Ryan Wenger ('11) | Copy Editor at MLive and the Grand Rapids Press in Walker, MI

Producers

  • Luke Stier ('07) | Executive Producer at TV-8 in Grand Rapids, MI

Other Media

  • Alyssa Helm ('13) | Copy Writer at Family Christian Stores in Grand Rapids, MI

A Graduate's Perspective

Listen as Rachel ('12) reflects on how her undergraduate years prepared her for her current role as Features Editor of the Gouverneur Tribune-Press in New York.

For additional information on the Journalism program at Cornerstone University, submit your contact information using the form below.

Does the Journalism Program offer off-site study opportunities?

With options to study off-site, you'll sharpen your knowledge and experiences in the field, earning credit toward your degree.

World Journalism Institute in Asheville, North Carolina

For additional information on this off-site study opportunity, visit www.worldji.com.

Phillips Journalism Institute in New York City

For additional information on this off-site study opportunity, visit www.tkc.edu/news/phillips-journalism-institute-launches.

May I request more information on a major in Journalism?

To receive in-depth information on a major in Journalism, submit your contact information below. Dr. Alan Blanchard and members of the Admissions crew look forward to connecting with you and sharing about student life at Cornerstone!

 

Alan Blanchard, Ph.D. | Associate Professor of Journalism

alan.blanchard@cornerstone.edu

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