The field of journalism, media, and communication focuses on the creation, preparation, and execution of written, visual, or audio material intended for dissemination. The positions in this field communicate with large audiences through broadcast, print, outdoor, and digital media.
Designing your major
Your major may be indirectly or directly related to your career choice, and it’s only one of many pieces to finding a good career fit. There are many majors that are related to journalism, including:
Learn about careers in the field
Learn through experience
Join a student organization
Student organizations can help us clarify our interests and build experience. Here are a few ideas of organizations in this area:
- National Association of Black Journalists
- National Association of Hispanic Journalists
- Student Society for News Design
- American Student Radio
- IUSTV (IU Student Television)
- The Arbutus Yearbook
- Indiana Student Daily
- National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association
- News-Decoder at Indiana University
- Online News Association at Indiana University
- Hoosier Flipside Satirical Newspaper
- WIUX (Pure Student Radio)
- Reporters without Borders at IU
- Society of Professional Journalists at Indiana University
- Beth Wood Chapter of Public Relations Student Society of America at IU
- Media Living Learning Center
Volunteering in the community has many benefits for the community and for your personal and professional development. How can you use your knowledge and skills to make a difference?
- WFHB Community Radio
- Indiana Daily Student
- Bloomington Community Orchard (Communications Team)
- Indiana Public Media (WFIU, NPR, WTIU)
- TEDx Bloomington
- People’s Cooperative Market
- T.C. Steele State Historic Site
Interested in graduate school?
In this field, some common graduate school programs may include MBA, Public Relations, Marketing, Media Management, Design and Production, and many more!
There are many ways to explore careers, through research, gaining experience, and talking with other people. Your career coach is here to mentor you and help you find ways to explore that fit you best.