The world is your beat at Howard University. As a student in the nation’s capital, you can cover news at The White House, on Capitol Hill, and in the diverse neighborhoods that enrich the D.C. metropolitan area. You can report on stories in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and the Caribbean. And on any given day, a world figure, a presidential candidate, a leading theologian or a popular entertainer will make news right here on campus. The Print/ Online sequence in the Department of Journalism will prepare you to cover all of this and much, much more.
Our acclaimed faculty members are dedicated to providing the best in hands-on learning, time-tested theory, and cutting-edge techniques in news gathering and dissemination. We have assembled some of the best minds in journalism - not only on our faculty but also in concert with visiting professionals from leading newspapers, magazines and Internet sites. At Howard, you’ll learn how to cover stories accurately and fairly with the highest standards of professionalism and ethics. You’ll sharpen your critical thinking and research skills. You’ll be challenged to do and be your best.
Whether you want to be a reporter, graphic designer, editor, media executive, or entrepreneur, Howard is the place for you. Expect a smooth transition from the classroom to the newsroom as you learn to tell stories across multimedia platforms. You can gain invaluable experience by working for BlackCollegeView.com in our Converged Media Lab, which is operated in partnership with the National Newspaper Publishers Association. You can also submit stories to the NNPA’s national news service, which is based in the lab. In addition, Howard has two newspapers, The Hilltop and The District Chronicles, not to mention the publications that maintain offices in Washington.
That’s just one reason why employers depend upon Howard as a leading source of talented journalists. Our students produce award-winning work that has helped them land internships and full-time employment at such places as The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New York Times, USA Today, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Washington Informer, The Orlando Sentinel, The Atlanta Daily World, Detroit Free Press, Ebony, Fortune, Essence, Teen People, Vibe, ESPN, Upscale, WashingtonPost.com, BET.com and Discovery.com. Once on the job, Howard graduates have gone on to win Pulitzer Prizes, Nieman Fellowships and awards from the National Association of Black Journalists as well as the Society of Professional Journalists.
Yanick Rice Lamb
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