Global internet communication has had a profound impact on the way news is delivered. However, methods of researching, acquiring and writing stories that provide accurate information remain the same. Webster University's Journalism degree programs teaches you to identify and evaluate potential news stories that will impact, inform and engage a defined audience. You'll learn how to tell a story based on an analysis of purpose, audience and available media, and how to maintain global context.
Journalism students write and produce Webster Insider, a show focused on news and events around campus and the St. Louis area. Students in the Film, Television and Video Production program also work behind the scenes.
Learn from and Network with Industry Professionals
Webster’s award-winning faculty are working, professional journalists who practice in the field and instruct using the latest communication technology, techniques and guidelines. Their insight will help you perfect essential elements of reporting, writing and producing news and features for a variety of media, including print, broadcast and online. Journalism majors have access to mentors, including the J-school faculty and have the chance to network with professional alumni like William Broad, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for The New York Times.
You'll also get plenty of hands-on training working for the university's award-winning publications: The Journal, weekly campus newspaper; and The Ampersand, a biannual magazine, as well as the university radio station and television studios. Journalism students prepare a professional portfolio to use in job interviews.
Internships are available in production houses and studios, agencies, healthcare, sports entertainment, nonprofit organizations, educational environments, commercial studios, publications, radio, television, corporate settings and cultural institutions.
“With my Webster degree, I will change the world by opening society’s eyes to the injustices we face. I intend to unify the world and create an environment of understanding.”
Raymond J. Smith Annual Communications Scholarship recipient
BA in Journalism
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“Working so closely with the professors and having those resources available prepared me well to go into WOSC and do my job successfully.”
WOSC-TV in Charlotte, North Carolina; Mid-South Regional Emmy RecipientWebster Journalism Graduate Wins Regional Emmy for Mental Health Series
Alumni Success and Job Outlook
In addition to news organizations, corporations are increasingly hiring journalists to gain media exposure, create and execute branding communications, develop crisis communications and maintain blogs to accurately convey products and services they provide.
- Jobs for news analysts, reporters, and journalists are predicted to increase 6% through 2030. As of May 2021, the median annual wage for news analysts, reporters, and journalists was $48,370 (U.S. Bureau of Labor & Statistics).
- Jobs for editors are predicted to increase 5% through 2030. As of May 2021, the median annual wage for editors was $63,350 (U.S. Bureau of Labor & Statistics).
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The School of Communications complex houses a state-of-the-art media production and education facility, meeting industry standards, and including unique, first-in-the-region technologies and capabilities. Studio facilities include an audio and video production/recording suite, sound stage, workshop space, photography studio, gallery, animation, game design, and video post-production labs as well as flexible teaching spaces.
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