The Journalism Program offers a variety of classroom and practical experiences in print and broadcast journalism. Students are introduced to emerging as well as traditional approaches to news coverage, with an emphasis on understanding the important role journalists serve in public life. The study of journalism at Earlham is shaped by the conviction that journalism is public work and that responsible, credible news reporting is essential to our democratic way of life.
Students build journalism skills by working in student-run news media: The weekly hard-copy of The Earlham Word, the ECWord.org Web site and WECI-FM news. They also work in internships with professional news organizations in Indiana and throughout the world. Internships can be arranged independently by students or through the Great Lakes Colleges Association's New York Arts or Philadelphia programs. Students also have participated in a variety of special topics courses and research projects.
Graduates who minored in Journalism have gone on to work in the professional news media and to graduate school. The Ackerman-Nicholson fellowship that supports graduate study in journalism or public affairs is available only to Earlham graduates.