Journalism Minor

Study Journalism at George Fox, a top Christian college in the United States.

The journalism minor 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 minor 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.

Request more information about the journalism minor at George Fox University or schedule a visit to begin your education at Oregon's Christian university, ranked as one of the top Christian colleges in the nation by Forbes.

Jobs, Internships and Graduate School

As a journalism student, you will learn from professors who know you by name.

Employment of public relations specialists is projected to grow 9 percent from 2016 to 2026, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 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
  • Writer, Gresham Argus 
  • 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. 

Student Experiences

Natalie Gould

“The journalism program 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

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

More than half of George Fox undergraduate students study abroad, ranking George Fox among the nation's leaders in study abroad participation (U.S. News & World Report).

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 national university, and Forbes ranks George Fox among the highest Christian colleges in the country..