Print Media

The print media professional emphasis in communication/journalism prepares you for a career working in newspapers, magazines, freelancing, multimedia journalism, or editing, among many more.

You will be able to take classes in editing, page design, reporting and feature writing, in addition to receiving hands-on experience in any of the student media groups, including The Slate. The Slate is the university's student-run newspaper, which publishes student work and provides real experience in the field. You may also be interested in writing, editing or taking photographs for The Slate.

Communication/journalism graduates find rewarding careers in print media professions:

  • Reporter
  • Investigative Journalist
  • Page Designer
  • Editor
  • Graphic Designer
  • Feature Writer

The average salary for print media jobs in PA is $49,000.

Students interested in studying print media must complete all of the requirements for the bachelor's degree in communication/journalism and the following 12 credits in professional emphasis:

  • COM285 News Writing and Reporting
  • COM293 Editing
  • COM375 Public Affairs Reporting
  • COM478 Digital Journalism

The Slate is the university's student-run newspaper, which publishes student work and provides real experience in the field. You may also be interested in writing, editing or taking photographs for The Slate.  

Communication/ Journalism
Rowland Hall 108, 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, PA 17257
(717) 477-1521
commjour@ship.edu
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