In today’s culture, information is more accessible than ever before. However, trustworthy, unbiased reporting has become harder to find. Learn how to be a positive force in the world of journalism and reporting in Corban’s journalism program. You’ll be equipped to write professionally and artistically about things that matter, in a way that matters, all while pursuing integrity and ethics as modeled in God’s Word. Learn how to adapt your writing style for a variety of purposes—from feature articles to opinion pieces to news coverage—as you share compelling, relevant, accurate information with your community and beyond.
You’ll be taught by professional journalists and published faculty who will mentor you as you develop your own portfolio of writing. They will also help connect you with internship experiences tailored to your particular interests.
Is Journalism the right major for you?
- You can talk to strangers with confidence (regardless of whether you’re an introvert or extrovert).
- You enjoy writing, and you’re open to receiving feedback.
- You’re comfortable on social media, especially when it comes to sharing your own work.
- You get excited about learning new things and sharing them with others.
- You’re driven and can meet deadlines under pressure.
What You’ll Learn
Small classes with personalized instruction ensures that journalism students receive a top-quality education from Corban’s expert faculty. You will study topics such as:
- Media & Society
- Print Journalism
- Literary Criticism
- Critique for Publication
- Persuasive Theory & Writing
- Marketing Principles
- Creative Writing: Nonfiction
At Corban, it’s not only faculty who have their work published. From letters to the editor to articles published by respected magazines, student writers begin to develop a portfolio of published work well before graduation.
Practical internships are an integral part of Corban’s journalism program. The real world experience, mentoring from media experts, and professional networking that internships provide gives our graduates an advantage in this competitive job market. Corban journalism majors have earned such prestigious honors as internships with the Charles Snowden Program for Excellence in Journalism and editorial residencies with Christianity Today.
Corban’s award-winning student newspaper provides outstanding practical experience for student writers. Their mission is to tell true stories that contribute to authentic Christian community at Corban by sharing student perspectives on matters of importance to the Corban community. Hilltop News received the 2018 Award of Excellence (first place) from the Evangelical Press Association for best campus print publication.
When you graduate, you’ll be ready to put your writing skills to work in a variety of careers and ministries, such as.
- Freelance Writing
- Corporate Communications
- Writing Instruction