Journalism Degree in Nebraska
"I'm glad that I chose to be a journalism major. Even as a freshman, the journalism department allowed me to travel to New York for the College Media Convention to learn and expand in a new environment. You are given so many opportunities to be a well-rounded journalist, from news writing and reporting to broadcast and photojournalism. I love my major," Aspen Green, sophomore journalism major.
Cover a manhunt of escaped convicts. Create your own New York City public relations company. Become press secretary for the United States Senate. Climb aboard the train and shoot video for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Work for famous people, such as David Letterman. Doane alums have done all those things, and more.
"Doane has given me so many opportunities in the last three years. From writing, editing, designing, learning the radio and television stations, I am confident I am prepared for any job I may end up in. Not only do I have the opportunity to do anything I could want within the department, it's done in such a professional, passionate environment I have gained an incredible amount of experience. I'm thankful every day because I chose Doane," Bayley Bischof, junior journalism major.
The journalism and Media major not only prepares you to gather news, investigate hard-hitting stories, cover live events and host your own radio show, you can do it all. Starting your first semester here.
At Doane, we prefer hands-on learning. As a Doane journalism major you can get articles and photos published in The Owl, our weekly student newspaper and online edition, Doaneline.com
. You can direct, write or anchor a weekly newscast for DCTV
and learn the ins and outs of the radio station
as a DJ, music director or promotions manager. Photographers and graphic designers have a home here too, the 1014 magazine
, a feature magazine that comes out once per semester.
Whatever platforms you choose, you will gain real world journalism experience and if you're in a supervisory role, such as an editor, station manager or news director you will get paid!
The benefits don't end there.
"I have had the opportunity to travel across the country for various conferences including sports reporting in Nashville, broadcasting in Las Vegas and also travel to New York for the College Media Association event last semester. Traveling to those places has helped me confirm that I am in the right major, where I have learned from the top people in their fields and been able to network with them," Ryan Miller, senior journalism major.
As part of the Doane Student Media staff, and if enrolled in journalism classes, you can travel to media conventions in New York City, Austin, Philadephia and New Orleans and you will attend major news events, like the U.S. Presidential Inaugurations in Washington D.C., and report it all on Doaneline.com.
Part of the Journalism and Media major's coursework requires all students to earn at least three internship credits. Students have had internships all over the country. No matter where you go, your Doane education will give you the skills you need to succeed.
"Throughout my experience writing for the newspaper, hosting two radio shows and now directing our weekly TV newscast, I've covered quite a breadth of media that has already put me above my competition in internships and the job market. At my internship this summer, I was one of three interns and the other two came from "Big Name Universities." However, I ended up being put in charge of the other interns and then was the only one offered a job when the internship ended. I credit that success mainly to the learning I've acquired from the journalism department at Doane. I'm still unsure of where my path will go with this major, but I know I'm prepared for wherever it takes me," Cassandra Kennedy, senior journalism major.
Past internships Doane students have held:
- NBC News, New York City
- The Late Show with David Letterman
- The White House Communications Department
- Scripps Howard Foundation Wire Service, Washington D.C.
- Institute of Political Journalism, Washington D.C.
- The Lincoln Journal Star
- Beatrice Daily News
- The Crete News
- Bellevue Leader
- Sandhills Publishing
- American Cancer Society
- Nebraska School Activities Association
- KOLN/KGIN TV
- USA Track & Field
- Lincoln Saltdogs
"There is so much more than being a journalism major than just writing for a newspaper. Being in this field, you have to learn a little about a lot of different topics. As a journalism major you're allowed hands-on experience in several different types of media. Because of this, students develop a high work ethic that will market to any employer in any career field," Jake White, senior journalism major.