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Journalism (BA)

Journalism (BA)


About this program

Students attracted to Journalism are interested in becoming strong communicators and telling the stories of others. Our multimedia focus prepares you to integrate this training with the multimedia skills necessary for packaging news stories with word, still photo, audio, and video. As a journalism student, you also are taught to consider the context in which you will practice the field, including an understanding of the social, legal, and ethical implications that all journalists encounter.

Why study journalism at Ohio State?

Ohio State’s program in Public Affairs Journalism gives students that have a passion for investigating and disseminating news information the opportunity to work for The Lantern, an award-winning student media group, as early as their freshman year. The Lantern was recently named “Best Ohio Student Newspaper” by the Ohio Newspaper Association for the fifth year in a row. Students leave the program as backpack journalists, having the ability to put together a story not only with written word, but with photo, audio, video and online content.

What can you do with this degree? 

Students will prepare for a career in public affairs journalism in both traditional and emerging media. Students with a bachelor’s degree in journalism seek employment as multimedia journalists with media organizations, such as news stations, radio, magazines, newspapers and interactive information vendors. The undergraduate degree in journalism is also excellent preparation for further study in mass communication and fields such as law or public policy.