Journalism

Bachelor of Arts | College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Edinboro University

Write your story with a degree in Journalism.

Can you see yourself in front of the camera, reporting breaking news? Can you dig deep to investigate the real story behind the latest string of soundbites? Can you think critically, write persuasively and speak clearly? Build the resume you want and make the connections you need while earning a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism at Edinboro University.

You’ll learn traditional reporting and editing skills as well as how to produce content for a variety of platforms, including print, radio, television and web. Working one-on-one with expert faculty, you’ll be able to customize a plan of study that meets your personal interests.

Along the way, you’ll learn to synthesize complex information and communicate it to specific audiences in a voice that’s all your own. You’ll graduate with the skills you need to jump-start a career in the fast-paced world of journalism.

Expert Faculty

Accomplished faculty instruct, guide, and inspire Edinboro students to achieve and lead. EU faculty are recognized for their commitment to student success and creating a personal and engaging academic environment.

Experiential Learning

The Edinboro experience extends well beyond the classroom. EU students prepare for careers and life through opportunities for hands-on learning, collaborative research with faculty, global travel, and internships.

Modern Facilities

Fighting Scots live, work, and play in state-of-the-art facilities on EU’s picturesque 585-acre campus. Located just 20 miles south of Erie, Pennsylvania’s fourth-largest city, Edinboro is bustling with exciting activities.

Develop the skills that employers need.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (2017) predicts more than 45,000 new jobs will be available between now and 2026 for editors, photographers, technical writers and public relations specialists who can create, edit, translate and disseminate information for different platforms.

Learn by doing.

Hands-on experience is key. While you’re at Edinboro, you’ll have the opportunity to work at and manage all of the student media, and earn up to 15 hours of academic credit for approved off-campus work experience at newspapers, TV and radio affiliates in Erie, Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Buffalo as well as places like ESPN and CNN. On-campus resources include:

3,000-watt non-commercial FM radio station, WFSE

Applied Communicators of Edinboro (ACE) student club

Award-winning chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)

Digital production studios

Media labs

Television studio, ETV

Weekly campus newspaper, The Spectator

Alumni are making news.

Graduates from the Edinboro Journalism program have jobs in social media, TV, radio, webpage development and corporate communications. Success stories include:

Jack Speer (BA ‘81) - Broadcaster, National Public Radio, Washington, DC

Sarah Glover (MA ‘07) - Social media editor, NBC, New York, NY

Anthony LoPinto (BA ‘14) - Digital associate producer, ESPN, Bristol, CT

Patrick Nuzzo (BA ‘14) - Social media associate editor, ESPN, Bristol, CT

Prepare for a rewarding career.

Contact

Dr. Tim Thompson, Department Chair
Email: tthompson@edinboro.edu
Phone: 814.732.2162

Edinboro University

219 Meadville St, Edinboro, PA 16444
Phone: 814.732.2000