Journalism Program


We cover it all in the Fairmont State Journalism program:

  • Newsgathering
  • Effective AP Style writing and reporting
  • Media’s effects on society
  • Multimedia creation and social media
  • Photojournalism
  • Journalism history, ethics, and law

You can minor in journalism or take our classes as a pre-journalism program.

Some students take advantage of the bachelor of arts in journalism education curriculum to be able to teach journalism programs in high schools.

A technical writing minor is also available for students who want to pursue industrial writing and editing careers.

At Fairmont State, instructors are aware of a changing media landscape and are prepared to teach students how to navigate digital and electronic journalism formats. It is also important for students to understand media ethics and law. That is why the curriculum includes courses media’s effects on society.

Career Opportunities

Fairmont State Journalism students land in numerous fields like media, communications and production. Specific companies like television stations, sports organizations and multimedia companies hire employees with backgrounds in journalism. Some career options include:

  • Reporter
  • Editor
  • Blogger
  • Web designer
  • Book publisher
  • Promotions
  • Photographer
  • Advertising

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Mission Statement

The journalism program at Fairmont State University is dedicated to providing students with the skills and abilities required for success as working members of the media. It does so by teaching and practicing real-world values and ethics as well as providing a range of opportunities for pre-professional work.