The Bachelor's in Journalism degree program from the School of Journalism prepares students to take on the exciting world of news media and enjoy future careers working for digital, TV and print news publications as reporters, editors, writers, designers and more. Our students are experts in gathering, organizing and presenting news and information in written or visual formats. Their undergraduate experiences allow them to become ethical journalists, making them highly sought after by news media employers.
As an MSU student pursuing a Bachelor's in Journalism, you're invited to choose a trascriptable focus area to enhance your degree and focus your studies in a special topic.
Joe Grimm teaches MSU journalism students how to cover local communities by helping them run local news sites in and around East Lansing. This site, Entirely East Lansing, links to more. Grimm also teaches student how to edit for print and digital news outlets. In the spring of 2012, one of his classes wrote and produced "The New Bullying," a website, paperback and ebook available for sale on Nooks, Kindles, iPads and phones. The students did it in 101 days.
Professor Thorson joined the MSU faculty in fall, 2016. Prior, she was Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research Director, Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism. Thorson publishes extensively on advertising message effects, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Advertising.