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Journalism & Media Studies

   The Journalism & Media Studies Major: In the journalism and media studies major, students learn to write and report by covering the metropolitan region around them--from Newark and North Jersey to New York City. Journalism is taught as part of a liberal arts education that blends theory and practice. Courses explore writing, reporting, the history of journalism, contemporary media issues, television, radio, the web, journalistic ethics and photography.

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   Please click on the tabs below to see a list of sample occupations possible with a Journalism degree and a list employers who have hired Rutgers-Newark students with a degree in Journalism.

  • Sample Occupations
  • Employers who have Hired R-N Graduates

Sample Occupations

  • Market Research Analyst
  • Advertising Copywriter
  • Television/Film Producer
  • Newspaper/Magazine Journalist
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Radio/TV Announcer
  • Editor
  • Media Buyer
  • Proofreader
  • Continuity Writer
  • Television Production Assistant
  • Editorial Assistant
  • Consumer Advocate
  • Sales Representative
  • Fund-raiser/Development Officer
  • Writer/Author
  • Technical Writer/Communicator
  • Community Relations Director
  • Advertising Account Executive
  • Convention Organizer
  • Information Scientist
  • Researcher
  • Screen/Television Script Writer
  • Lobbyist
  • Speech Writer
  • Human Resources Administrator
  • Compensation/Benefits Administrator
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Insurance Agent/Broker
  • Claim Adjuster/Examiner
  • Travel Agent
  • Cooperative Extension Agent
  • Greeting Card Writer
  • Resume Writer

Employers Who Have Hired R-N Graduates

  • EMCORE Corporation
  • Dow Jones Newspaper Fund, Inc.
  • Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Seventeen Magazine
  • Fox News Channel
  • City of New York - Department of Consumer Affairs
  • Columbia Journalism Review
  • Country Inns Magazine
  • Straight Arrow Publishers, Inc.
  • US Magazine
  • Los Angeles Times
  • YM Magazine
  • Wall Street Journal
  • American Geographical Society
  • Sports Illustrated
  • National Book Foundation
  • Pearson Education
  • Spotlight Magazine
  • Women's Day Magazine