Why study Journalism at Lyon College?
Many Lyon College graduates with courses from the journalism concentration have successfully joined the reporting staffs of newspapers and online blogs, and they have been accepted into the writing and editing staffs of professional organizations. Their success has stemmed from their ability to think critically, to write clearly and concisely, to solve problems, and to lead.
Ways To Get Involved on Campus
Students practice their journalism skills with the college newspaper, The Highlander, usually serving as writers and copy editors. Many students also participate in the College’s literary magazine, The Wheelbarrow.
“Without the journalism concentration, I would not be where I am today in my public relations career. Being able to write concisely is so important for organization leaders, and I rely on my journalism skills every day in PR!”
Publications: Buzzfeed, Arkansas Democrat Gazette, Talk Business & Politics, Carroll County News, Hot Springs Sentinel Record, Stone County Leader, KATV Channel 7, KMOT TV, WITN-TV, WBBH-TV, Arkansas Catholic, Batesville Daily Guard, White River Now Radio
Workplaces: Timex, Camp Founder Girls, Black Outside, Inc., JET program, City Year
For more information on the required courses for a Journalism major, view our courses page.
Careers for Journalism Majors
Some popular careers for journalism majors include:
- Content writer
- Non-profit director
- Staff writer
- News producer
- News editor
- Social media manager
- Content manager
- Public relations consultant
Starting Median U.S. Salary For a Journalism Major
The starting median salary in the U.S. for a college graduate with a journalism degree is $35,600.
Mid-Career Median U.S. Salaries for Journalism Majors
Communications Specialist- $52,000
Marketing Director- $82,000
Communications Manager- $68,000
For more information on admissions to Lyon College, visit our Admissions page.