Common Career Paths
- Broadcast journalism
- Web-based media
- Public relations
- News reporter
- Magazine publication
The journalism major at George Fox addresses the seismic changes occurring in the field today, and explores the ongoing transition to new and emerging media. Classes are built upon the foundation of good journalistic principles: solid writing, thorough investigative reporting, accuracy and high ethical standards.
The major will help students become stronger writers, passionate investigators, critical consumers of media and willing seekers of the truth. Courses are offered in broadcast and print journalism, design, Web-based media and editing.
Graduates will have the opportunity to influence the direction journalism takes in this time of media transition, and will be prepared to pursue careers in newspaper and magazine publication, broadcast journalism and editing, among other fields.
Visit the Communication Arts website to learn more about what the department offers.
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The employment of public relations specialists is expected to grow 23 percent from 2010 to 2020, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, while the employment of graphic designers is predicted to grow by 13 percent and broadcast news analysts by 10 percent during the same period. Those seeking employment as print and Web reporters and editors will face a considerably more competitive job market.
- Web editor, GRIT Magazine
- Video Cutter, KATU
- News Director, KPTV
- Director of Communication, Wilsonville Chamber of Commerce
- Marketing, Statesman-Journal
- Writer, United Healthcare
- Marketing, Painted Plate
- Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University
- Boise State University
- University of Portland
- Pepperdine University
- Baylor University
- Little, Brown Publishing House, New York City
- Newberg Graphic sports intern, Newberg, Ore.
- Baptist Press, Washington D.C.
- Bleacher Report web sports news copy editing intern, San Francisco
- The Washington Examiner op-ed intern, Washington D.C.
- The Statesman Journal, Salem, Ore.
- KPTV, Portland, Ore.
- Georgetown (D.C.) Patch, intern reporter
- City of Newberg
- Oregon Bride Magazine, Portland, Ore.
Points of Distinction
- Students will receive both professional experience and a liberal arts influence
- Student publishing requirements help build a professional portfolio for the future
- Both on- and off-campus internship opportunities are available
- Emphasis on current technology equips students to stay at-pace in the progressive professional journalism setting
- Emphasis on ethics
- Options in a broadcast track or a print track
Why George Fox?
- Christ-centered community
Our faith influences everything we do here, from the way our professors teach to the way we relate to one another and serve in the community.
- Global opportunities
Nearly half of George Fox undergraduate students study abroad. That ranks in the top 60 out of 1,800 American colleges!
- Small classes
Our 14-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio means you'll get to know your professors on a personal level.
- National recognition
George Fox University is a Christian university classified by U.S. News & World Report as a first-tier regional university, and Forbes ranks George Fox among the highest Christian colleges in the country.
Journalism Student Experiences
“The journalism major at George Fox equipped me with skills I use every day in my profession. The video, interactive and reporting classes readily prepared me for the ever-changing tempo in the media world. George Fox places as strong an emphasis on ethics and integrity as it does on technique; this produces journalists who are not only diligent but also honest and trustworthy. These high expectations made my journalism training unique among my colleagues.”
- Natalie Gould (’10)