Journalism Program Overview
Chris Outcalt '06 reports for the Vail Daily in Colorado.
"I've certainly grown as a journalist since graduating from UNH, but I've always felt prepared for every situation I've been in. The credit for that goes to my journalism classes and my internship."
At many universities, the journalism major is part of the communications department, where courses emphasize theory and combine journalism with advertising or public relations. At UNH, the English/journalism major is part of the English department. The courses focus on reporting, writing and editing. (UNH also has a communication department, where you can take theory courses.)
No journalism class is larger than 20 students, and many are smaller. In all of the writing courses, students have frequent individual conferences with their instructors in addition to the class time, a technique pioneered at UNH and now used around the world (though rarely in journalism education). The small classes and constant instructor contact are among the reasons UNH journalism grads are so loyal to the program and keep in touch with one another -- and keep hiring one another -- for years after they graduate.
Whether you want to work in print, broadcast, or online journalism, the skills you learn at UNH will get your future started.