Learn about what courses you will be taking as a Journalism student.
If you believe the truth matters, and you are willing to put in the work to find it, journalism is much more than a career — it’s a calling.
The Journalism program at Centenary will teach you how to gather reliable information and then translate that knowledge into accurate, interesting and balanced writing. You will participate in highly interactive classes, where your classmates and professors freely share ideas on how to improve each other’s work.
Our journalism classes are often run with the deadline-driven atmosphere of a real newsroom. You will learn how to check for accuracy and execute on-the-spot rewrites to get a feel for meeting realistic, yet immediate, deadlines. Centenary’s journalism students are taught to be ruthless in self-editing in order to help them see how much more vibrant and clear their writing can become.
Traditional and New Media Opportunities
Our Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Communication, Journalism concentration will prepare you to work in a variety of traditional print media — newspapers, newsletters and magazines — as well as news websites, blogs and social media. Graduates with journalism skills are also highly sought after in fields such as public relations, corporate communications and marketing.
A Voice on Campus
As part of the Journalism program, you will be a key contributor to Centenary’s two most important student publications:
“The Quill” – Centenary’s student paper
As a member of “The Quill” staff, you will be a strong voice on campus, creating original feature stories, investigative articles, editorials and humor pieces. The publication is open to students in all disciplines, so you will have the chance to work alongside writers and editors majoring in fields as diverse as Political Science and Equine Studies. Working on “The Quill” also gives you a chance to create a published portfolio of work that you can use to apply for internships and job opportunities. In fact, former staff members have found jobs at national equine magazines and regional newspapers. A 2012 graduate is now a sportswriter for a Monmouth County newspaper.
“The Hack” – Centenary’s yearbook
On the yearbook staff, you will learn what it takes to cover all aspects of college life in photos and text. You will also be involved in all of the creative and technical aspects of creating a book. This includes learning new skills ranging from computerized page layout and design to how to sell and promote a book.