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What Can I Do With A Major In Journalism?

Journalism is the gathering, analyzing, and disseminating of socially relevant information in a consistent, transparent, and honest way. Journalists deal with events at the local, provincial, national and international levels and gather information through interviewing, investigation and observation; the results of which are turned into a fair and balanced story for publication or broadcast. As tellers of true stories, journalists play a key role in our society.

Newspapers, magazines, television, radio, cable television, the news agencies and wire services, publishing, and public information services, are but a few of the many areas in which these graduates will find career opportunities.

Visit CCSU’s Journalism Department webpage here.

Sample of Related Occupations

Advertising Account Executive



Consumer Advocate

Copy Writer

Desktop Publishing Specialist


General Assignment Reporter

News Director

News Reporter

Public Information Officer


Sports Writer

Staff Writer

TV News Anchor

TV News Reporter 

For additional information on each occupation or any others you may be considering, please visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook, a nationally recognized source of career information, put together by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Professional Associations & Additional Career Information

American Copy Editors Society

American Journalism Review

American Society of Magazine Editors

American Society of Media Photographers

American Society of Newspaper Editors

Association of American Publishers

Investigative Reporters and Editors


Magazine Publishers of America

Media Career and Community for Media Professionals 

National Association of Hispanic Journalists

National Newspaper Association

National Newspaper Publishers Association

National Press Club

National Press Photographers Association - Careers in Photojournalism

Native American Journalist Association

Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism

Society for Technical Communication

Society of Professional Journalists

TV Broadcast Employment Services


Internships, Co-ops and Employment Opportunities

Communication majors may find experiential opportunities or employment in a number of areas depending on your skills, abilities and experience. Career-related internships and co-op placements are a great avenue to establishing yourself as a qualified candidate for full-time, professional-level career opportunities after graduation.

The following list of employers and job titles shows opportunities where the employer was specifically looking for communication majors. This list is meant to be a resource for further career-related investigation and DOES NOT REFLECT current openings. To look for current openings, please visit College Central Network, CCSU's online job, internship, and co-op database, on the Career Success Center website here.

Cigna - Proposal Writer

Connecticut Lottery Corporation - Communications/Journalism Internship

Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity - Virtual Internship Program

Harriet Beecher Stowe Center - Public Relations/Marketing Internship

Hispanic Recruitment Services - Writing/Communications Internship

Mintz & Hoke Communications Group - Public Relations Internship

Porter & Chester Institute - Journalism Internship

Simsbury Community Television, Inc - Writer

Waterford Speedbowl - Communications/Marketing Internship

WRNN-TV - News Internship, Operations/Production Internship, Traffic Internship