Courses in the Journalism Studies interdisciplinary program provide a background in reporting, from interviewing to on-line records searches, and writing, from deadline news stories to longer analytical and feature pieces.
Video production for the web is an integral part of news writing in Journalism Studies, along with the opportunity for specialized, advanced writing classes in political reporting, blogging and literary nonfiction.
Students round out their education with an internship in a professional setting, such as a newspaper, magazine or television station, and wrap up with a senior seminar that couples their journalism studies with their broader education in the liberal arts.
This is a program where the teachers and the advisor stand ready to help students, not only with course offerings and scheduling, but with individual career and education advice. It’s a program that is large enough to be diverse and competitive, but small enough that the professors know the students by name.
By providing that type of well-rounded education, interaction and opportunity, Journalism Studies at Texas A&M will be in the forefront of preparing journalists for the future.