The journalism program is designed to prepare students for careers in news media -- newspapers, magazines and online publications.

Career Opportunities in Journalism

Students enrolled in the journalism sequence are provided a broad range of academic and applied training that prepares them for careers in the news media.
Those careers include:

  • Reporting
  • Editing
  • Publication and Website Design
  • Media Management

Journalism students gain writing and critical thinking skills that also help them pursue careers in areas such as, Marketing, Public Relation, and Law. Journalism students often supplement their academic training by working for PSU's award-winning publications- the Collegio, the university's weekly student newspaper, and the Kanza, the campus yearbook. Both publications operate independently from the department, but one of our faculty members sits on the Joint University Student Publications Board. Students in the journalism sequence may work for either publication as early as their freshman year and may earn three credit hours by enrolling in Publications Practice. Furthermore, journalism students are encouraged to supplement their news writing and gathering skills by taking courses in photojournalism and broadcasting.

Internship Opportunities in Journalism

The following web sites will be useful in your search for internships. Please click on the links below to begin your search.

The Morning Sun,
Pittsburg, KS
Contact, Mark Arabuckle,

The Kansas City Star
Kansas City, Mo.
Contact, Mark Arbuckle,

Editor & Publisher

Time Warner

Gannett Co. (USA Today; Newspapers; Television)

Knight-Ridder Tribune

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