Minor in Journalism


Journalism is an essential part of American life and culture, which makes journalists among the most influential people in our society. The journalism minor is designed to teach you introductory journalism knowledge. You’ll be introduced to theory, critical analysis, contemporary trends and career opportunities in the field of journalism. You’ll also study the newsgathering process and learn how to write basic news reports.

Why Study Journalism at Eastern?

We are committed to excellence and student success.

Get Hands-On Experience

Work as an editor, writer or reporter for our student-led newspaper, The Easterner.

Give & Receive Feedback

Most classes are limited to 15-25 students, which allows you to give and receive meaningful feedback from your peers and instructors.

Build Your Resumé

You'll have the opportunity to apply your education in practical situations and internships.

Careers in Journalism

Earning a minor in journalism from Eastern Washington University leads to many career opportunities:

News Reporter

Social Media Editor

Sports Reporter

Web Content Manager

Public Relations Specialist

Curriculum & Requirements

Journalism Minor

Note: ENGL 201 and JRNM 209 prerequisites.

Required Courses
Electives–choose from upper-division JRNM courses.8
Total Credits18

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Christina A. Valeo

Faculty Advisor for Journalism
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  • PhD, English, University of Illinois (2003)
  • MA, English, University of Illinois (1999)
  • MA, Teaching English, Brown University (1992)
  • BA, Brown University (1992)

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