Journalism

It’s no secret that the world of journalism is changing. But the need for storytellers equipped to influence their generation for Christ is as strong now as it has ever been. At Bethel, we train students to integrate their faith into their calling as journalists.

We use the latest in new media technologies in classes that incorporate hands-on media experiences, exciting off-campus internship opportunities, and a program featuring visiting Christian journalists from around the world. Journalism students also have opportunity to write for The Clarion, our student-run weekly newspaper.

We train the next generation of journalistic storytellers.

Johnson Center for Journalism and Communication

The Johnson Center brings some of the world’s finest Christian journalists to campus to teach and inspire our students through special one-on-one workshops and classes on topics in journalism such as business reporting, international journalism, and covering religion.

Off-Campus Study

Students can study journalism in unique settings like:

  • Washington, D.C., at the Washington Journalism Center
  • Kenya, through an interim (January) study abroad program

Internships

We help students land media internships with local news or nonprofit organizations, including:

  • Press Publications
  • The Asian-American Press
  • Minnesota Public Radio
  • Lillie Suburban Newspapers
  • The Children’s Museum
  • Women Venture
  • The Salvation Army
  • Christians for Biblical Equality

Journalism majors can apply for a Bethel-sponsored summer internship with a major daily news organization such as the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the St. Paul Pioneer Press, or the Kansas City Star.

Potential Careers

Employers appreciate Bethel journalism graduates for their ability to present solid stories in a variety of formats. Our graduates are reporters at community newspapers across the Midwest, including:

  • Iowa Press Citizen
  • Stillwater Gazette
  • Owatonna People’s Press
  • Austin Daily Herald
  • Isanti County News
  • Pope Country Tribune
  • Lillie Suburban Newspapers

Journalism alums also work in:

  • Magazine publishing
  • Book publishing
  • Public relations
  • Web-based communications

Graduate School

Our graduates go to top-ranked graduate schools in journalism, law, film studies, and other fields, studying at schools such as:

  • University of California at Berkeley
  • Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University
  • George Washington University Law School
  • New York University Film Studies Program