Journalism is changing rapidly in the 21st century, with stories moving across a range of platforms – from television and the web to radio, newspapers and magazines, as well as across social networks like Twitter and Facebook. This means that the budding journalist needs to know not only how to gather facts and write informative stories, but also how to work with audio and video clips, create and use web sites, and be adept at distributing news through social media.
Journalism Majors at ISU are taught this wide range of essential skills. At the same time, they are encouraged to get involved in our own award-wining campus news, entertainment and sports outlets:
- Television station TV-10
- Radio station WZND
- National Public Radio affiliate WGLT
- Campus newspaper The Vidette
Students will also learn to tap into what’s trending in our ground-breaking Social Media Analytics Command Center.
Point of Pride
Staff at the School of Communication’s award-winning student newspaper, The Vidette, have won 79 state and national awards over the last three years.
Why study Journalism?
In our complex world, smart, skilled and ethical journalists are needed more than ever. After graduation, our students take on a wide range of journalism careers including:
- Print, online, and TV news
- Sports writing
- Political correspondence
- TV and movie reviews
- Graphic design
Applying to Illinois State
Illinois State's preferred filing period for freshman students for the fall semester is September 1-November 15. Applying early is encouraged, as the University must limit enrollment due to space at the University and in specific majors/programs. Visit the Office of Admissions to apply today!