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Why Study Journalism?

Journalism is for people who:

  • Are curious and inspired
  • Care about accuracy
  • Think critically and handle deadlines
  • Enjoy building networks and talking to people
  • Care about the quality of language
  • Have an aesthetic eye
  • Like being in the know about current events

Journalists feel a need to discover and understand what’s happening in the world, whether it’s a crime, a financial crisis, a clothing trend, or a rock concert. They deliver this information as an engaging story to an audience for whom it matters.

Why Study Journalism at Luther?

With a journalism minor at Luther, you’ll learn from and find inspiration through your interactions with faculty, peers, and other members of the community.

This interdisciplinary minor is intended for students of any major who are interested in preparation in nonfiction writing, digital media, or media production. Coupled with a major in the sciences, environmental studies, art, business, or other fields, the journalism minor enables you to specialize as a reporter in your chosen major field.

Courses in communication studies, English, economics, history, literature, and political science provide solid training for a career in journalism. A broad range of internship opportunities will help you get started with building your own journalism career path.

Program Highlights

Interactive Study and Work Experience

The world of journalism goes far beyond writing papers and reading books. Outside of your classes, you can get real-world experience writing for the college newspaper Chips or producing content for the college’s visual media team or Luther radio station KWLC.

Internship opportunities

Get real-world experience at an off-campus news organization.

Strong Liberal Arts Foundation

Luther’s journalism minor teaches you how to present your voice from multiple perspectives through our liberal arts approach. Here, you can study English, biology, communication studies, athletic training, and other subjects. This establishes a foundation that allows you to pursue a variety of paths in journalism and media.

What You’ll Learn

Focus on Your Interests

The journalism minor at Luther is an interdisciplinary combination between specific language communication courses coupled with majors in the sciences, environmental studies, art, business, or other fields. This enables you to specialize as a journalist in your chosen major field.

Develop Your Skills

As a part of the minor, you’ll participate in different training activities that include writing research papers in communication studies, English, economics, history, and literature. You’ll also get experience through on-campus learning opportunities and internships available in all areas of journalism and communications.


Careers and Outcomes

Luther journalism minors find careers in newspaper, television, and radio. Others work in social media, marketing, public relations, and law.

Many graduates get their voice recognized in a variety of fields including:

  • Reporter—Erin Alberty ’01, Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter at the Salt Lake Tribune
  • Producer—Mike Danforth ’95, executive producer of Wait Wait . . . Don’t Tell Me! on National Public Radio
  • Sports announcer—Michael Grimm ’93, play-by-play voice of the Minnesota Golden Gopher football and men’s basketball teams

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