Communications Major | Journalism Option

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Bryan College has been actively preparing students for exciting journalism careers for over 30 years. Students gain necessary insights in the classroom and are equipped with practical, hands-on experience as reporters writing for the school newspaper,, and for area newspapers, TV stations and news websites through internships and freelance agreements.

Journalism is the accurate and intentional reporting and commenting in the public media on the events and ideas of the day. It is, in essence, the first draft of history, and we believe it is vital that Christians be involved in all facets of reporting on that story of God’s redemptive grace in our world.

At Bryan we train young journalists in the skills required to succeed in the secular newsroom: print, broadcast or online. But we teach our journalists to always evaluate their work through the lens of Scripture, knowing that all truth is God’s truth. Our prayer is that our graduates will be tough-minded, informed thinkers who seek to know God’s truth and convey it in ways that are accurate and honoring to God.

Our students have won numerous awards for their reporting, and several of our graduates are working as journalists in newspapers, on TV and online.

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Opportunities for Student Journalists at Bryan

Triangle Student Newspaper
Commoner Yearbook
Freelance reporter
Writer, Editor
Photographer, Videographer
Multimedia Editor
Graphic Designer
Washington Journalism Center
World Journalism Institute
Journalism in the Big Apple course
Associated Collegiate Press
Association of Christian Collegiate Media
National Association of Photojournalists
Covering local events (past examples include Union College tornado, Occupy Chattanooga, and Rick Santorum campaign stop)

Our Journalism Classes

In addition to both the required and elective courses listed below, all journalism option students are required to complete an internship with a media organization. 
  • Introduction to Journalism
  • Mass Communication Law and Ethics
  • News Media Production
  • Journalism Seminar
  • Persuasive Communication
  • Public Relations
  • Digital Video Editing
  • Editorial/Column Writing
  • Feature Writing
  • Multimedia Journalism
  • Sports Reporting
  • Photojournalism
  • Journalism in the Big Apple
  • Copyediting & Publication Design
  • Media and American Politics
  • Digital Imaging
  • Video Field Production

Potential Jobs

  • Broadcast News Producer
  • Publications Editor
  • News Reporter
  • Political Campaign Director
  • Public Relations Officer
  • Scriptwriter
  • Tourism Bureau Director
  • More »

Graduate Schools

  • Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
  • University of Missouri School of Journalism
  • University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism
  • Arizona State University Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication
  • Ohio University E.W. Scripps School of Journalism
  • Indiana University School of Journalism
  • University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism & Mass Communication
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, School of Journalism & Mass Communication