Students receiving a minor in the Queens College journalism program get a rigorous education in the profession’s core skills of writing, reporting, and critical thinking, with an emphasis on truth, accuracy, and fairness. Students will focus on journalistic practice – on reporting – and will use modern technologies, including smart phones, to gather and disseminate news across a range of media. Students train by traveling across the campus of Queens College and the borough of Queens to search for stories of interest and import. They will also boost their media literacy, a vital 21st-century skill.
Faculty members are veteran reporters active in the profession, in newspapers, magazines, radio, television, or digital media. The program is committed to enhancing the profession’s diversity and ethical standards. Our main job is to train students to practice excellent journalism and to understand its importance in the nation’s constitutional order.
Journalism minors are required to take 18 credits, 12 in required courses and 6 in elective courses. (No major program is available).
The Journalism Program office is in Powdermaker Hall 251 (near the Urban Studies office). The office phone number is 718-997-2995. The program director is Gavin McCormick (firstname.lastname@example.org), Powdermaker Hall 251A, 718-997-2993.