News/Journalism trains reporters, editors, journalists, and content creators for modern careers in a fast-changing industry.

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News and Journalism for the Modern World

BYU-Idaho provides students real-world experience with journalism and news. Through the campus news organizations and courses, students get hands-on experience and build professional skills.

We teach writing, video, editing, and multimedia journalism, and production skills necessary to land a solid entry-level job in a variety of communication industries.

Students who graduate in communication with an emphasis in news/journalism get jobs in traditional and emerging news industries. They learn to be reporters and other non-fiction content creators. Many of our graduates also find employment in the emerging field of content marketing, creating non-fiction content for corporations or organizations.

As a freshman, the Communication Department offered hit the ground running, hands-on experiences. Everything was an opportunity and portfolio builder, and it’s that kind of learning environment that’s allowed me to secure employment and forge my own path to success.

Sydney J.,
BYU-I Graduate

Career Path

Graduates with a degree in News/Journalism have a wide array of rewarding careers before them. Check out some of the top careers students get with this degree or explore more career options in I-Plan.

Highlighted Career Paths

Broadcast Producer and Journalist

Work in television news, whether on camera or behind it.

Content Marketer

Work in the emerging field of content marketing, creating exciting and engaging non-fiction content for marketing purposes in corporations or organizations.


Work in editing in a variety of fields from books to websites to magazines and news operations.


Work in traditional and emerging news publications creating content, doing news reporting in a variety of fields including. The work in a variety of journalistic styles including magazines and blogs and including soft and hard news formats.

Professional Training

Many students with journalism degrees find law school or other advanced training a perfect step beyond their undergraduate degree because the writing and clarity required of journalists helps develop skills necessary for law school or business school.

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All degree related careers can be found in I-plan, along with related salary information.

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Getting started in this degree

Students will complete 24 credits of major-specific courses which can be found in the course catalog for this degree. To find out if News/Journalism is right for you, take the following classes first:

  • COMM 100 — Introduction to Communication
  • COMM 102 — Public Speaking
  • COMM 111 — Writing for Communication Career

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