Journalism's essentials include the ability to focus on what's important, the skill to write clearly, concisely and entertainingly as well as the background to bring broad knowledge to the events of the day. The WIU Journalism Program covers these bases with a liberal arts framework taught by faculty who are experienced journalism professionals and scholars.
Why Choose Journalism at WIU?
Our Journalism program has a student-faculty ratio that encourages close working relationships between teachers and students. Our students enjoy a rich collaborative environment, complete with a computer lab dedicated to Journalism, a digital photo lab, and electronic classrooms.
Journalism majors can combine their major with any offered minor; typical choices are other liberal arts topics or Broadcasting, Communication, Graphic Communication or Marketing.
Students are able to choose a specialization in one of three areas to add to the Journalism foundation:
- Public relations
Some of Our Graduates
- Mark Konkol, Chicago Sun-Times Reporter, Winner of the Pulitzer Prize
- David Thompson, U.S. Army Major
- Chris Ward, Comic-book author
- Lynne Senne, Nonprofit communications specialist