College of Communication and Information

Journalism Studies - Minor

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Schyler Simpson, Ph.D

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(859) 257-7800

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  • Minor

The Journalism minor helps students develop analytical and critical thinking skills to communicate with audiences across all media platforms.

Minor in Journalism Studies—18 Credit Hours

Minor Pre-requisites 
JOU 101—Introduction to Journalism
JOU 204—Writing for the Mass Media

Minor Requirements 
JOU 455—Mass Media and Diversity (Subtitle required)
JOU 531—Media Law

Minor Electives 
Select from the following for a total of 6 credits
JOU 415*—Design and Layout (Subtitle required)
JOU 497—Special Topics in Journalism (Subtitle required)
JOU 532—Ethics of Journalism and Mass Communication
JOU 535—History of Journalism
JOU 541—The First Amendment, Internet and Society

*May be repeated to a maximum of 3 credits under different subtitles

 
2020-2021 Minor Sheet

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Writers and Authors

Writers and authors develop written content for various types of media.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics | Click the link for more info.

Median Salary

$62,170

per year in 2018

Number of Jobs

123,200

in 2018

10 Year Job Outlook

-100

new jobs (average)

Work Environment

Writers and authors may work anywhere they have access to a computer. Many writers and authors are self-employed.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Similar Occupations

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • Announcers
  • Editors
  • Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
  • Public Relations Specialists
  • Reporters, Correspondents, and Broadcast News Analysts
  • Technical Writers

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Schyler Simpson, Ph.D

Director of Recruitment and Retention

(859) 257-7800

College of Communication and Information

College of Communication and Information

Student Services Office

9 Blazer Dining

(859) 257-4839