Journalism and Media


School: College of Arts and Sciences


Location: Crete


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. 

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, 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.

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

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. 


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
  • USA Track & Field
  • Lincoln Saltdogs 
Student Organizations

Doane Owl

The Doane Owl is the student newspaper of Doane University and is the oldest continuous University newspaper in Nebraska.


Doane University Television (DCTV)

DCTV is open to all Doane University students and helps JOU 238 and JOU 240 students become familiar with the studio production process in the production of Doane Weekly every Monday and may then originate shows on their own. DCTV is dedicated to producing and broadcasting quality programming to the Doane University campus and Crete community. DCTV involves students for all production responsibilities and has students hired as staff employees.
Advisor: David Sutera

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