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Grounded in interviewing, researching, writing, and editing with an appropriate emphasis on critical thinking and media studies.

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Overview

All students completing Beloit College’s popular and distinguished journalism minor are required to complete an internship at a media organization. The program welcomes students from the natural sciences, sociology, government, and theater arts (to name a few) to study journalism and encourages them to gear their journalistic endeavours to their major fields.

We want our students to learn the intersections between theory and practice through internships at newspapers, television stations, and public relations offices.

The Minor

Journalism at Beloit is a minor concentration consisting of six courses. Two of these are print journalism courses; the third is in a different dimension of communication such as broadcast journalism, photography, or television broadcasting. Students also must take one supporting course relevant to the prospective career interest of the student and a course with an international or multicultural dimension. Journalism minors are also required to gain practical experience at a campus publication or in a professional setting outside campus.

Young Alum Hits It Big in Radio
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Young Alum Hits It Big in Radio

Within weeks of graduating, Dianne Lugo ’19 embarked on an impressive journalism career. After a brief stint writing for a publication in Los Angeles, Lugo got the opportunity to write, research, and produce for NPR’s acclaimed weekly broadcast, “Code Switch.”
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Poet Sasha Debevec-McKenney’12 is taking the literary world by storm.

Poet Sasha Debevec-McKenney’12 published in The New Yorker

Creative writing and American studies graduate Sasha Debevec-McKenney’12 combines history and politics with the personal — an approach to writing that she developed at Beloit. Her poem, “Kaepernick,” was just published in The New Yorker magazine. She talks about her process and her new project: a memoir about visiting presidential graves.

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Lu Going’20 promotes WBCR as a staff member of the station.

At Beloit, streaming didn’t kill the radio star

Beloit College students rally around the freedom and creative spirit that WBCR 90.3 FM represents. In one form or another, Beloit voices and music tastes alike have been on the air for decades.

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