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Journalism or Not?


Replies to: Journalism or Not?

  • TarhuntTarhunt Registered User Posts: 2,138 Senior Member
    Your wife may be just exceptional,

    Or general writing skills may have declined precipitously over the years.
  • Sam LeeSam Lee Registered User Posts: 9,449 Senior Member
    The so-called "Medill F" has been around for a long time. It's a tradition. :)
  • FCYTravis99FCYTravis99 Registered User Posts: 291 Junior Member
    As I mentioned, essentially every j-department/school requires students to complete a broad-based liberal arts curriculum and/or take a minor. I agree with the idea that it's extremely important to not just "know journalism."

    A sampling:
    University of Alaska Fairbanks: 80 of 123 credits must be non-journalism, plus a minor or foreign language fluency required for BA.
    University of Idaho: 86 of 128, plus a minor is required for BS
    San Francisco State University: 80 of 120
    University of Missouri: 83 of 123
  • NinnynoddleNinnynoddle Registered User Posts: 152 Junior Member
    I have a dilemma that's related to what we're talking about here...

    I want to be an actress. I plan on getting either a BFA or BA in musical theatre. I'm also really interested in musical theatre history/analysis/criticism. So as a (really unreliable) back-up option, I'd like to do something with that. Maybe writing essays, or reviews. Reviews, of course, is a little more of a realistic option. There are musical theatre historians out there! They're just not really in high demand. :) But anyway...

    Considering what I want to do with my back-up, what would anyone reccommend taking for a minor? I was thinking journalism, but there's also a problem that many of the colleges I'm looking at for musical theatre don't offer a minor in journalism. Would it be worthless to get a minor in English, communication, or writing? Those are the three common minors I see that I thought might be an option. Thanks for any help!
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