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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 Journalism degree at Edinboro University.

 

45,000
New
Jobs

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.

Why Edinboro Stands Out.

At Edinboro, expert faculty will guide you through an engaging curriculum that teaches you traditional reporting and editing skills, as well as how to produce content for a variety of platforms, including print, radio, television and web. They'll help you 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.

Our program emphasizes the importance of being prepared for the latest changes in our media landscape. You'll graduate with the skills you need to jump-start a career in the fast-paced world of journalism.

How Edinboro Supports You.

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.

We're also proud of our wide range of on-campus resources for student journalists:

  • 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

Journalism Grads Nominated for an Emmy Award.

ESPN
Anthony LoPinto, '14 and Patrick Nuzzo, '14 were nominated for an Emmy Award for Digital Innovation for their work on the project "ESPN on Snapchat Discover."

Your Future

As an alumnus, you'll join other graduates from Edinboro's Communication, Journalism and Media Department as you build an exciting career in social media, TV, radio, webpage development and corporate communications.

Successful alumni include:

  • Jack Speer (BA ‘81) - Broadcaster, National Public Radio, Washington, DC
  • Sean Peebles (BA ‘96) - Announcer for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
  • 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
  • Jessica Kunz (BA '14) News Anchor, WCIA Champaign, IL

Questions About This Program?

Dr. Tim Thompson
Department Chair
208 Compton Hall
Email: tthompson@edinboro.edu
Phone: 814-732-2162

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