Program Overview 

Journalism students learn how to write news and feature stories, interview a wide range of people, research topics, cover events and shoot video – all with the goal of developing strong, marketable skills after graduation.  

Courses ranging from video production and news writing to media law are taught by award-winning professors with real-world experience. 

Sample Journalism Courses

Reporting and News Writing

Students will learn how to gather, write and edit news and feature stories for print and on-line publications. Writing, accuracy, and interviewing skills needed in both the journalism and public relations fields will be stressed.

Journalism Ethics and Law

This course is an examination of media law in the United States and how it affects news gathering, advertising, online and traditional publications. Students will examine both historic and contemporary media cases with the eye towards answering the question: “Just because the media can legally do something, should it?”

Development of American News Media

This course traces the development of the news media, print, and broadcast, from their beginning stages in the 1830s to the present. The economic, cultural, political, and social dimensions of this process are explored.

Experiential Learning Opportunities  

Experiential learning begins on campus - where students have access to TV studios, the WSHL-FM Stonehill College Radio studio and The Summit  student newspaper - and continues in the field, through internships across the region. Stories written by our students in the classroom grace the pages of magazines, newspapers and websites throughout New England. Videos and photos shot by these student-journalists have also been featured on several websites. 

The results can be seen in the many scholarships that our Journalism students have won over year years, including the Esper Reporting Scholarship from the New England Associated Press News Executive Association. 

Public Relations and Marketing Opportunities 

The skills learned in the Journalism minor translate into the growing field of public relations and marketing. Many of our students also intern in public relations and marketing departments throughout the Northeast. Public relations courses are offered through the Communication Department

Internship Opportunities

Our students have interned at newspapers, news websites, television stations and radio stations throughout the Northeast.

Partnerships & Special Programs

Stonehill College has developed academic affiliations with colleges and universities that enable our students to augment the degree they earn at Stonehill with graduate and undergraduate degrees that further enhance their opportunities.

Pair Your Degree with a Master’s in IMC

Graduate with a master’s in integrated marketing communications in as little as one year when you pursue graduate-level courses during your time as an undergraduate at Stonehill. Our IMC program supplements your undergraduate degree with in-demand skills that give you a competitive advantage and broaden your career opportunities.

Stonehill Goes Hollywood

Stonehill's Los Angeles internship has developed into the perfect program for students interested in exploring the entertainment industry as well as other opportunities on the West Coast.

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