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Journalism and Media Studies

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Journalism and Media Studies

Journalists and media producers are, at their heart, storytellers. If you like to create videos, articles and photos, a journalism and media studies major at Linfield will teach you how media reach people, and why media matter.

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As a journalism and media studies major at Linfield

you might take:

Living in a Media World

Explore how people use media, the organizations that make media and the media technologies we encounter every day. (JAMS 150)

Multimedia Storytelling

Acquire the skills you’ll need to tell stories on the internet, including coding, writing, photography, video and graphic design. (JAMS 180)

Social Media Theory and Practice

Learn how social media work, and how professionals in journalism and public relations use social media to reach audiences. (JAMS 343)

Studying journalism and media at Linfield

Beyond the classroom

  • From your first day on campus, build on your coursework by joining student-led media groups – The Linfield Review, Linfield Pawdcast Network and Wildcat Productions.

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  • Work-study positions are available in our sports information office covering Wildcat athletics.

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  • Develop your professional skills and gain invaluable hands-on experience through an internship opportunity at an organization such as America's Public Television Stations, Columbia Sportswear, Make-A-Wish Foundation and more.

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  • Work in a department on campus creating content, telling student stories or managing a social media channel.

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What you can do with a journalism and media studies degree from Linfield

You will develop the knowledge needed to advance to real-world organizations that create and distribute media content or on to graduate study in the field.

You might consider:

  • Corporate communications
  • Social media specialist
  • Magazine writer and editor
  • Public broadcasting
  • Film and TV production

Life After Linfield

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Have questions about studying journalism and media at Linfield? Reach out! We'd love to connect with you.

portrait of Jennifer Rauch
Jennifer Rauch
Department Chair and Professor
Renshaw Hall
503-883-2521
jrauch2@linfield.edu