Journalism Major

Description: A program that focuses on the theory and practice of gathering, processing, and delivering news and that prepares individuals to be professional print journalists, news editors, and news managers. Includes instruction in news writing and editing; reporting; photojournalism; layout and graphic design; journalism law and policy; professional standards and ethics; research methods; and journalism history and criticism.

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Journalism Major

What is the Median Salary Range for Journalism Majors?

U.S. Median Salary(starting)

$36,300

U.S. Median Salary(mid-career)

$65,300

Note: These numbers are national averages so you could make more or less than these amounts.

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