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