Journalism Concentration

The Journalism concentration is for student journalists who are passionate about diving into original reporting, strong writing, and investigative research. Student journalists will seek out and uncover breaking news stories, find and interview sources, and be engaged in the writing and editing process from assignment to deadline. Student journalists get a taste of writing across all media, digital communication, multimedia journalism, a real newsroom and media law and ethics. Student journalists participate in the breaking news process as it unfolds real-time on social media and online.


All students have opportunities for research, global-engagement, public service, and career preparation. As a communication major you can:

  • Apply to the communication honors program and work closely with a professor on a research project of your own. Read more >>
  • Earn communication credit while studying abroad with Mason’s Center for Global Education.
  • Gain practical experience with a student media organization such as Fourth Estate (the student newspaper) or WGMU (the student radio station).
  • Develop speaking skills through the Debate or Forensics teams.
  • Learn valuable job skils by interning at major media outlets, government agencies, and private corporations (organizations such as the NBC Today Show, ABC News, ESPN Radio, or USA Today). Read more >>