Concentration Week: Getting to Know Them & How They Can Work For You!


Concentration Week: Getting to Know Them & How They Can Work For You!

Don’t let anyone tell you that Journalism is dying.  It’s not!  It’s definitely changing, but it’s not dying.  Print media is not as prevalent, but news sources who post online still need journalists with a sharp instinct, research skills, and an eye for news.

Studying Journalism at Mason will give you those skills as well as others!  Today, our week’s short series looks at Journalism by telling you what it is, what you’ll study, and what kinds of jobs you can get after graduation!  We’ll also give you the concentration coordinator’s contact information so you can ask more questions!  Please make it a point to reach out to Phil Wilkerson in Career Services.  He is an excellent resource for internships, jobs, and grad school information.

The Journalism concentration and minor at Mason is where students are taught how to write, to edit, to research, to think critically, and to produce quality written work.  A wonderful thing about Journalism is that there are an endless number of things to write about and to produce.  No matter your interests, if you love to write, a journalism concentration is a great choice!  If you love to be creative with multimedia, it’s also a great choice.  Journalism in today’s world is not only about writing; it is about having the technical ability to produce a well-written, well-designed piece for all media. 

Additionally, if you already have a major you love, you can pair it with a Journalism minor.  This makes you a solid job candidate because you have the content expertise (major) and strong journalism skills (minor) to effectively do a myriad of jobs.

Those who choose to study Journalism at Mason can take courses such as COMM 454 (Free Speech & Ethics), COMM 303 (Writing Across the Media), COMM 351 (News Writing & Reporting), COMM 361 (Online Journalism), COMM 369 (Multimedia Storytelling), COMM 353 (Broadcast Journalism), COMM 371 (Sports Writing & Reporting), and COMM 475 (Journalism Law).

Here is a link to our Concentration Folder ( The Journalism Concentration Coordinator is Prof. Brenna Maloney.  She’ll be happy to answer your questions!

There are numerous jobs you can obtain with a degree that focuses on Journalism as a major or a minor.  In a quick review, I found about 190 words/phrases, but will not list them all here.  Think about jobs that involve writing and creating and you’ll be well on your way.  I’ve put a list of careers at the end of this for your perusal.

Studying Communication is exciting and as you read through the posts this week, you’ll discover that much of what you read will cross over into other concentrations here at Mason.  Think about how a major or a minor in Communication will help set YOU on a path to success!

#MasonCOMM #ThisIsMasonCOMM  #journalismisnotdead #journalism

Careers for Someone Who Studies Journalism

  • Activism
  • Advocacy
  • Alternative Media
  • Blogger
  • Books
  • Broadcast Journalist
  • Business Writing
  • Character Assassination
  • Circulation
  • Climate Change communication
  • Contractual journalism/media Law
  • Copywriter
  • Corporate journalism
  • Creative Writing
  • Defense journalism/media Law
  • Digital Media Expert
  • Diversity consultant
  • Editor
  • Editorial/Column Writing
  • Electronic Publishing
  • Feature Writing
  • Freelance Writing
  • Governmental Press Secretary
  • Impression Management Specialist
  • Informatics
  • Interviewer Journalist
  • Investigative Journalism
  • Lyrics/Jingle Writing
  • Media broadcasting
  • Media Critic
  • Media Law
  • Media planner
  • Media Platforms
  • Media Press
  • Media Specialist
  • Media Systems Analyst
  • Multimedia designer
  • New media
  • News Director
  • News Editing
  • News Features
  • News Producer
  • News Reporting
  • Newscaster
  • Newsletter editor
  • Newswriting
  • On-air talent
  • Online Journalism
  • Photojournalism
  • Podcaster
  • Political Activist
  • Political Journalism
  • Popular Culture
  • Print
  • Production
  • Proofreading
  • Public Information Specialist
  • Radio Journalism
  • Radio news director
  • Reporter
  • Reputation management specialist
  • Research specialist
  • Science and Medical Writing
  • Science communication
  • Scriptwriter
  • Social Influencer
  • Social media specialist
  • Sports Journalism
  • Storytelling
  • Technical Writing
  • Television Reporter
  • Webmaster
  • Writing Reporter