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.

Possible Careers

  • Account executive
  • Ad copywriter
  • Analyst
  • Announcer for TV/Radio
  • Broadcaster
  • Consultant
  • Consumer Advocate
  • Correspondent
  • Creative director
  • Critic/commentator
  • Desktop publisher
  • Editorial assistant
  • Environmental researcher/writer
  • Fantasy sports journalist
  • Freelance writer
  • Information services
  • Interpreter
  • Legislative aide
  • Legal assistant
  • Lobbyist
  • Manuscript reader
  • Media planner
  • Online editor
  • Photojournalist
  • Proofreader
  • Public Administrator
  • Publishing assistant
  • Public information staffer
  • Public relations specialist
  • Sales representative
  • Sportswriter
  • Teacher
  • Technical writer
  • Web producer

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:

  • News-editorial
  • Public relations
  • Advertising
Some of Our Graduates

At A Glance


  • Degrees Available: Bachelor of Arts
  • Minor Available? Yes
  • Graduate Degree Available? No
  • Campus: Macomb
  • Study Opportunities: GradTrac, Honors, Study Abroad


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