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Journalism

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Academics / Departments & Programs / English / AcademicsJournalism

Degree Overview

Thinking about a career as a reporter, editor, or freelance writer? At Calvin, we will sharpen your expertise and expand your vision of what journalism can do.

You can expect to take classes that will hone your craft. Expert professors will guide you to become a clear and precise writer. They'll challenge you to think deeply about this changing field. Beyond writing, you'll have choices, with options including photography, publishing, and documentary film.

You’ll also have many opportunities to gain relevant experience. West Michigan is home to many international publishers where you can find internships. Right on campus, you could write for the beloved student-run newspaper, Chimes.

Bottom line: Calvin will give you the tools to be an effective journalist, helping bring truth, accuracy, and integrity to whatever stories you may tell.

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Program Distinctives

Become a trusted source - Calvin grads have earned the trust of the public, serving on the editorial boards of places like Christianity Today, the New York Times, and the Washington Post.
Pair it with anything - A journalism minor combines well with any other major. And pairing with a business or entrepreneurship degree can greatly increase your opportunities in the job market or the gig economy.
Be relevant - The journalism minor is built around real-world experience. You may intern at one of Grand Rapids’ many large publishing houses, local businesses, libraries, publications, or nonprofits.
Meet and learn - Get involved with Calvin’s Festival of Faith & Writing, which draws writers and thought leaders like Fleming Rutledge, Jemar Tisby, Jen Hatmaker, Kwame Alexander, Jonathan Merritt, and more.

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