Journalism Major at Marquette

What Can You Do With a Major in Journalism?

Journalism major careers and jobs

You’ve developed your skills. You’ve honed your craft. You’ve made the contacts. So, now, what can you do with a major in journalism? Here’s a sampling of careers open to you as a journalism major in the Diederich College of Communication.

  • Critic
  • Editor
  • Copy editor
  • Sports writer
  • Religion reporter
  • Arts and entertainment reporter
  • Political reporter
  • Magazine designer
  • Newspaper designer
  • Government reporter
  • Columnist
  • Editorial writer
  • Magazine editor
  • Business reporter
  • Publisher
  • Wire/news service reporter
  • Freelancer
  • Graphic artist
  • Photojournalist
  • Online reporter
  • Investigative reporter
  • Features writer
  • Health reporter
  • Science reporter
  • Assignment editor
  • Web page designer/writer
  • Professor
  • Public affairs reporter
  • Newspaper general assignment reporter

Jobs for journalism majors

Internships are a key part of building your portfolio, and the experience and contacts you'll gain are essential to landing a job after graduation. Some of the places where Marquette journalism majors have interned include:

  • Newsday
  • Associated Press
  • Chicago Tribune
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • Milwaukee’s Catholic Herald
  • Milwaukee radio and television stations

Recent employers of Marquette journalism majors include:

  • CNN Online
  • Sports Illustrated
  • Chicago Tribune
  • Associated Press – Washington
  • Indianapolis Star-Tribune
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • National Catholic News Service
  • Catholic Herald
  • Milwaukee Magazine
  • Newsday

Additional resources for careers in journalism


You might like the Journalism major if you ARE

✓ A good writer and love language

✓ Interested in current events

✓ Alert, involved, inquisitive and energetic

What is the major in journalism?

Journalism majorAs a journalism major, you'll make the events and issues of the world understandable to citizens by presenting information in compelling and accurate reports.

What is the major in journalism?

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