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Print and Online Journalism

  • Available as a concentration
    Natural disasters. Political changes. Medical breakthroughs. Heroic tales. As a journalist, you will constantly uncover critical information – and have the power and responsibility to share it with the world.
  • At Olivet, you will receive the training and the experience to set you up for a successful career in journalism. What’s more, you will be taught from a Christian perspective, helping you sort through the complex ethical issues that today’s journalists face.

    Print and Online Journalism is a concentration within Multimedia Studies.

    At Olivet, you can: 

    • Work for Access ONU, our campus news magazine: producing, reporting, anchoring or as a behind-the-scenes director, technical director, editor or production assistant.
    • Take photography courses to enhance your training. Work in the on-campus still photo studio. 
    • Work on the staff of the award-winning GlimmerGlass campus newspaper. 
    • Gain hands-on experience during an exciting internship.
    • And so much more!

    Benefit from the skills and knowledge of professors who are already successful in the professional world. 

    • Professor Mark Bishop has worked as a weather broadcaster for TV networks in Chicago; Omaha and Lincoln, Neb.; and Rockford, Ill.
    • Professor Jerry Cohagan has performed in theatre productions and commercials nationwide. 
    • Professor Carl Fletcher contributes his many years of radio broadcasting to help lead Olivet’s Shine.FM contemporary Christian radio station. 
    • Professor Thalyta Swanepoel is a seasoned journalist who enjoyed a successful career in her native South Africa before joining Olivet’s faculty.

    Spend an advanced, experiential semester at the Washington Journalism Center (WJC) on Capitol Hill. Develop your professional news skills and think through the implications of being a Christian working in the news media in a city that is home to the powerful and the powerless.

    Careers
     

    You might be interested in a journalism career if you are:

    • A writer who expresses ideas well
    • Curious 
    • Not afraid to ask questions
    • Want to understand and tell people’s stories
    • Love to do research and find answers
    • Enjoy talking with people about their lives
    • Interested in current events

    Possible print and online journalism careers: writer, editor, reporter, correspondent, photo editor, digital media developer, media intelligence analyst, social media coordinator, social media editor, technical and creative director, news gathering/planning editor, program editor, sports editor, sports reporter, correspondent, freelance news writer, copy editor, researcher, online reporter/content provider, financial writer, page designer, publications editor, news director, freelance journalist, associate editor, beat reporter

    Print and Online Journalism is part of the Department of Communication, within the School of Professional Studies. 

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  • Gain résumé-building experience by working for GlimmerGlass, Olivet's highly acclaimed student newspaper.

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