Print is one of the most rewarding mediums in journalism. It can be fast-paced and high-pressure, researching stories as news hits or scrambling to meet press deadlines. On the other hand, feature stories and magazine articles offer writers a chance to research at length and explore a topic in-depth. Either way, you will have the satisfaction of seeing your name in print.
As a Print Journalism major, you will learn about:
- Reporting, writing and editing -- how to get to the heart of a story, and then craft it in a clear, concise way.
- Technical skills – learning desktop publishing software, digital photography and publishing online.
- Putting it all together -- the layout and design principles that make a printed piece of website navigable.
- The bigger issues -- the cultural history of the media, and the legal and ethical issues surrounding the media today.
Overall, you will receive a thorough introduction to all aspects and stages of creating the news. That includes technological developments that have influenced the field of journalism, like the move to online news, blogging and citizen journalism.
You will also get plenty of hands-on practice. Journalism students hone their abilities working on The Flyer, Lewis' award-winning student newspaper. It's published both in print and online.