Careers in Journalism

Students majoring in journalism may choose to concentrate in broadcasting, print journalism, photojournalism or public relations. Depending on the classes chosen, the degree can prepare students for the following occupations among many others

Correspondent Public Relations Representative
Publicity Manager Indexer
Reporter Press Agent
Photographer News Writer
Copy Editor Camera Operator
Newspaper or Magazine Editor Layout and Page Designer
Columnist Editorial Writer
Photojournalist Production Manager
Technical Publications Writer Screen Writer
Multimedia Designer Newscaster

Sample Employers

Broadcasting Agencies Newsletters
Governments Agencies Publishing Companies
Newspapers Market Research Firms
Magazines TV and Radio Stations
Public Relations Firms Wire Services
Advertising Agencies Non-Profit Organizations
School Districts Communication Departments
Graphic Design Departments College and Universities

Resources for Journalism Students

Jobs for Copy Editors http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ACESjobs
For Writers, Editors & Copywriters www.sunoasis.com
The Write Jobs www.writerswrite.com
Public Relations Society of America www.prsa.org
PR Jobs www.workingpr.com
Media Bistro www.mediabistro.com
Broadcast Education Association www.beaweb.org
Salary Surveys www.careerperfect.com
Wages and Trends www.acinet.org

Undergraduate Advising

Laura Vazquez
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Watson Hall 213
815-753-7107
lvazquez@niu.edu 

Nathan Rice
Office Support Specialist
Watson Hall 209
815-753-1712
nrice1@niu.edu

Ryan Pumroy
815-753-5354
Watson Hall 217
pumroy@niu.edu

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