Journalism, B.A.

Journalism Major
Prepare to write in a world where the best content wins.

As the process of information dissemination continues to evolve and get faster - as the line between content creator and consumer gets blurred - the biggest news organizations no longer win by default anymore. Accurate and timely content wins. That's why there is such a growing demand for news storytellers, and that's exactly what the Journalism major at Lewis will prepare you to become.

Join Nationally-Recognized Student Media Organizations on Day One
Lewis offers so many opportunities to work in campus media, starting from your first semester on-campus. The National Communication Association has become a student favorite for the opportunities to job shadow journalism professionals. The Social Media Club offers practical job-enhancing opportunities as well.

Why Lewis for Journalism?
  • Learn to understand the elements of effective storytelling
  • Develop competencies in journalistic writing, editing, layout and design
  • Develop competencies in the use of broadcast equipment, technology and software
  • Learn the art of effective interviewing
  • Learn journalistic ethics, including informing to educate the populace and create better decision makers
  • Write stories for the award winning student newspaper, The Flyer
  • Learn to competently and creatively communicate through a variety of traditional and digital mediums
  • Small class sizes and supportive educational community offers the perfect preparation for a successful journalism career
  • Get involved with our award-winning student organizations, including the Lewis University Television Network, WLRA all-digital radio station, National Communication Association and Social Media Club
  • Take advantage of amazing internship opportunities in Chicago and across the nation, including with CBS, NBC and MTV
Life after Lewis
Upon graduation, you will be prepared to work as a journalist through a wide range of exciting career options, including:
  • Online/Broadcast/Print Reporter
  • Writer/Editor
  • Data Journalist
  • Print Layout Designer
  • News Producer

Market Demand

The job market for journalists is expected to grow 10% through 2020 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.