Journalism at DePauw
Students at DePauw combine relevant coursework with dedicated co-curricular journalism experience.
DePauw University boasts a long and storied journalism tradition built on the foundation of a strong commitment to the Liberal Arts, which we believe is the best preparation for aspiring professional journalists. DePauw does not have a Journalism Department or a stand-alone major in Journalism. Communication & Theatre students interested in a career in journalism combine relevant coursework with co-curricular activities in production, publishing, and editing.
WHERE CAN I GAIN EXPERIENCE?
Student media outlets housed in the Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media:
The DePauw is Indiana’s oldest college newspaper, founded in 1852 under the name Asbury Notes. It is a completely independent, not-for-profit organization and is fully staffed by students. It is physically printed most Wednesdays during the school year and is also available online.
D3TV is DePauw University's student-operated television station. It features student-produced and regional college network shows 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Shows include "The Source," a show dedicated to DePauw's local news.
WGRE is the student-operated radio voice of DePauw University, serving listeners on campus, in Greencastle, and throughout the world. The station broadcasts every day during the academic year and is the largest student organization on campus. Students perform hourly newscasts and WGRE contains a dedicated news department to update students on important events each week.
English Department-sponsored experiences in editing and publishing:
A student-run publication featuring peer-reviewed works of student fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, and photography.
DePauw's student-produced bi-annual travel magazine
WHAT COURSES DO I TAKE?
Craft a path to your passion with the help of your advisor. Courses specific to the study of journalism include classes in both the Communication & Theatre Department and the English Department.
COMM 235: Electronic Journalism
COMM 236: Television Production and Televisual Literacy
COMM 335: Media Law
COMM 291/COMM 401: Special Topics in Communication - Recent journalism topics have included “Multimedia Journalism,” “Digital Storytelling,” “Histories of the American Press,” “Covering the 2016 Campaigns,” and “Washington and The Grassroots in the Post-election.”
ENG 232: News Writing and Editing
ENG 321: Creative Writing II: Nonfiction Workshop
ENG 331: Advanced Reporting Workshop
ENG 332: Advanced Reporting Topics
For students interested in journalism, DePauw offers a wide range of internship opportunities. Internships are procured through the Hubbard Center for Student Engagement, media advisors at the Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media, and the Media Fellows program.
WHERE HAVE DEPAUW STUDENTS INTERNED?
Just to name a few . . .
Print and online publications: The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Oregonian, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, The Indianapolis Star, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, The Media Wire (Jerusalem), D.C. Witness (Washington, D.C.), The Daily Caller
Television: The Today Show, CBS News, 60 Minutes, Fox News CNBC, C-SPAN, KPRC-2 (NBC Affiliate in Houston)