Journalism

Of first importance in preparing for a career in journalism is gaining a broad awareness of the modern world, including a sense of the past from which modern times have emerged. This kind of mature and informed consciousness is the aim of the liberal arts education, whatever subject one majors in. In fact, graduates of Luther College with majors in various subjects have gone into careers in journalism. Training that applies particularly to the work of journalism is to be had in many courses: in the research and writing done in courses in communication studies, history, literature, and political science, to name a few; more specific to journalism are internships available in all areas of journalism and communication, and the valuable experience to be gained from working for the campus newspaper, the college news bureaus, or the college radio station.