Journalism professionals deliver news in a concise, informative manner to the general public. They inform, entertain and educate the world with political, social, business, sports and a variety of other news through state-of-the-art facilities at a nationally-ranked program. Students gain hands-on experience on how to write print and online news and features as well as present information through a variety of media. With an emphasis in internships and new media, OU journalism majors confidently enter the workforce after graduation.
Gaylord Hall has more than 100,000 square-feet of high-tech classroom, presentation, studio and computer lab space. Gaylord Hall includes four computer classrooms, two complete digital broadcast studios, 14 video editing bays, classrooms and two state-of-the-art open multimedia labs available for all students.
Journalism students typically have interests in:
High school preparation could include journalism, creative writing, broadcast production, photography, digital design or yearbook.
Gaylord College has built an incredible alumni network that exists to help yOU! With graduates in journalism all over the world, alumni look forward to meeting with, donating and awarding internships to Gaylord students. Advisors and faculty encourage and help supplement traditional classroom experience with on-the-job training. With opportunities like career fairs, networking events, premier student organizations, faculty guided trips and tours and study abroad opportunities, there’s no limit to the possibilities with a journalism degree.
Many journalism students choose to participate in Student Media. The Oklahoma Daily, Sooner yearbook and other feature publications are award-winning projects that give students the opportunity to gain experience in the field prior to graduation. Journalism students regularly compete at the national level and receive internships and jobs from top-tier media outlets.
There are numerous organizations journalism students can be a part of. Check them out:
Journalism courses include:
Gaylord students have the opportunity to minor in a non-Gaylord program as part of their program degree sheet. Typically, journalism students minor in:
Journalism students have the chance to study abroad with: