Major in News Journalism
Education reporter, The Post-Star, Glens Falls, N.Y.
“In my first job as a reporter with a newspaper, knowledge of writing and reporting were the most helpful skills. While I still had lots to learn, I had a foundation in writing and reporting to build on. I had a solid understanding of grammar, AP style and sentence structure, which made the job easier for the editors who reviewed my stories. As I gained experience as a reporter, another valuable ability was having a modest understanding of various subjects, like education, criminal law, and government.”
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Science (B.S.) in News Journalism
The news journalism major prepares you for jobs as a news reporters, editors, and page designer. While the program contains a large practical component with hands-on courses in news, reporting, copy editing, page layout, and desktop publishing, it also contains a strong theoretical component in courses that teach press history, ethics, and law. You will take news-specific courses in which you:
- Write articles on speculation for the Press-Republican, Plattsburgh’s daily newspaper
- Work as a reporter, photographer, section editor, copy editor, page designer, editorial cartoonist, graphic artist, and advertising designer for Cardinal Points
- Design publications for a variety of intended audiences
- B.A. in Journalism: News course curriculum
- B.S. in Journalism: News course curriculum
- B.A. versus B.S. degrees
- Journalism course descriptions
Questions, Comments, Suggestions?
If you would like to learn more about the journalism and public relations programs at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact
Dr. Jonathan Slater, Chair
Office: Ward Hall 241