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As long as the world has stories to tell and news to report, there will be a need for journalists.

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Why choose Journalism?

The writing and research skills you gain in journalism classes will help you succeed no matter the degree or career you plan to pursue. Journalism courses count toward humanities credits required for most transfer degrees. If you're interested in a degree in journalism, our faculty can advise you on the classes you should take at Chemeketa to enter into junior-level courses when you transfer to a university.

What will you learn?

When you take journalism classes, you will learn the skills you need to write stories for large audiences 

  • Reporting and photojournalism
  • News writing and information gathering
  • Feature story writing
  • Writing for mass media
  • Advertising and public relations
  • Media ethics
  • Multimedia journalism

What will you do?

The research and writing techniques learned in journalism classes help you learn how to communicate with a variety of audiences. Journalism students can work in many fields 

  • Broadcast journalism
  • Editing and publishing
  • Advertising and public relations
  • Social Media and blogging
  • News reporting and photojournalism