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Journalism is the research, study, application and dissemination of current information and opinion. As such, it is part of the larger world of communications, which reflects the processes and effects of human communication—from personal creative expression to mass media.
Why Study Journalism: Do you have a passion for the power of the word to communicate ideas? You can become a leader in our new age of instant communication and connectivity.
A Student's Perspective:
“Journalism at GPC prepares you for a career in many areas of the media. The faculty are amazing because they have actual experience in radio, magazines, newspapers and television.”
Candis McDow, GPC Alumna
GPC starts students on the road to exciting careers in a wide variety of publishing and/or communications roles in the media, business, education and the arts. Among potential career opportunities are:
• Writer, on-staff or freelance
• Magazine or newspaper editor
• News desk assignment editor
• Radio/television producer/announcer
• Public relations or marketing director
• Corporate communications professional
• Writer/editor/consultant for nonprofits or industry
• Technical writer
• Speech writer
• Web content developer
According to a 2008 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report, the median annual income for salaried writers and authors was $53,070. Additional job and wage information is available on the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics site.
Why Start at GPC?
Georgia Perimeter College is dedicated to inspiring students to become future journalists and media leaders. GPC stimulates excellence in communications, which is the cornerstone of a free society. For more information about the required courses in Journalism & Professional Writing at GPC, view the Journalism & Professional Writing Advisement Form or our online catalog.