Certificate in Community Journalism

Create newsworthy stories. Reflect community values. Inform a local audience. As a community journalist, you'll receive the training and tools needed to be an influential leader in the community.

The Community Journalism Certificate program provides students with a basic understanding of the principles of covering communities as a journalist including reporting, researching and crafting stories. In addition, they will learn the fundamentals of state and local government as well as the basic principles governing responsible, effective journalism.

Learning Outcomes

Successful graduates of this program will be able to:

  • demonstrate proper news coverage of state and local governments
  • write news and feature stories
  • articulate the historical roots and accepted practices of community journalism

Community Journalism Academic Programs

To read about specific program requirements, learning outcomes and how to apply, click on a program from the following list:

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