We are delighted that you are interested in Asbury’s Journalism program. Our national-award-winning program combines cutting-edge technology, high-profile opportunities, and top-notch instruction from dedicated, caring faculty members. The result: A chance to tell important stories, tackle the new media landscape, and live out the Lord’s calling in a fallen world.
For decades, Asbury University has prepared Christian journalists who negotiate life’s journey with insight, courage and joy. As a Journalism major at Asbury, you’ll be inundated with opportunities to tell important stories through print, broadcast and online media. Our program, which has received multiple Student Production Awards from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (Ohio Valley Chapter), provides you with numerous high-profile national and international opportunities, including the chance to produce news packages at the Summer and Winter Olympics.
The Journalism major and minor at Asbury University ground students in an understanding of the power of writing, photo imaging and graphics to bring meaning in an ever-changing marketplace of ideas. The program prepares students to write and create for any media: print, online, broadcast. Courses include writing, editing, photojournalism, television production, shooting documentaries and more. Students with a Journalism major or minor gain not only professional journalistic skills but an understanding of how Christian values can be applied to competent leadership over print and online media ranging from newspapers and magazines to public relations and advertising materials.
Along with our nationally acclaimed student newspaper, our journalism curriculum has become one of the most cutting-edge programs in the country, with classes ranging from convergent news to documentary filmmaking. The “home base” of our convergent journalism program is a CNN-style news bureau where students from all areas of media collaborate to produce the print and online editions of our newspaper.
After graduation, Asbury journalism alumni go on to top media outlets such as CNN and prestigious journalism graduate schools such as Northwestern and Missouri-Columbia. Some work for newspapers, others become editors of magazines, and still others are Web writers for international Christian organizations. Whatever path you choose to follow, Asbury will prepare you for the challenges that lie ahead.