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Monday, August 12, 2013

Careers in Communication and Journalism

Communication is the growth industry of the 21st century.

I will not lie to you, many of the jobs are low paying but all can be highly rewarding. Of course there are the high profile high paying positions, consultants who manage to earn the big bucks (trust me, most are struggling),  and of course those who study and innovate (an career in communication education and research).

Television, radio, Internet, interpersonal, group, corporate or business, education, consumer affairs, public affairs, government, the military...they all have jobs and even careers in communication.

Most of all, I have found my career to be fun and rewarding. I enjoy reporting, being on the air, hosting panels, going in and helping groups to communicate with each other with greater efficiency, serving on an elected service body, teaching and all of the areas of communication I have been honored to work or serve in.

If you choose a public role, you will meet interesting people, constantly learn new things, go interesting places and expand your horizons in ways you may not imagine going in.

There are very private roles, behind the scenes, that are equally rewarding.


Click on "read more" below to continue and links for information about careers.


The CSN Communication faculty and staff are available to talk with. In addition, you would be surprised who will respond to a letter, e-mail or phone call. Talk with professionals in any area your may be interested in investigating as a career. Many will be open, honest an helpful.

Still thinking about a career in journalism or communication?

These links offer some starting places to begin a job or internship search in these fields.

TV Jobs-Broadcast Employment Services
Associated Press
JournalismJobs.com: The Job Board for Media Professionals
MediaLine: Interactive Resource for the Television Industry
4internships.com

Advanced Study in Communication and Journalism
Interested in pursuing an advanced degree in communication, mass communication, or journalism? Here are a number of schools that offer advanced courses of study in these areas. The schools are divided by region of the country: use the links here to jump to a particular region or scroll down the page to browse the opportunities.

U.S.-West
U.S.-Central/Midwest
U.S.-East/Northeast
U.S.-South

United States-West
California State University, Chico, Department of Journalism
University of Montana, School of Journalism
University of Nevada, School of Journalism
University of Oregon, School of Journalism and Communications
University of Southern California, Annenberg School of Communication
Utah State University, Department of Communication

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United States-Central/Midwest
Bowling Green State University, Department of Telecommunications
Central Michigan University Department of Communication and Dramatic Arts
Indiana University, School of Journalism
Kansas State University, A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications
Louisiana State University, Manship School of Mass Communication
Marquette University, College of Communication
Michigan State University, School of Journalism
Northwestern University, Medill School of Journalism
University of Iowa, College of Journalism and Mass Communication
University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Journalism and Communications
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Department of Mass Communications
Western Michigan University, Department of Communication

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United States-East/Northeast
Boston University, College of Communication
Columbia University in the City of New York, Graduate School of Journalism
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT Media Lab
Ohio University, E.W. Scripps School of Journalism
University of Dayton, Department of Communication
University of Maine, Departament of Communications and Journalism
University of Pennsylvania The Annenberg School for Communication
Syracuse University S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications

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United States-South
University of Alabama
University of Georgia, Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Comunication
University of Florida, College of Journalism and Communications
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Journalism and Mass Communication
University of Texas at Austin, College of Communication
Virginia Commonwealth University Ad Center
Southern Methodist University
University of South Carolina School of Journalism and Mass Communications

First posted 12-12-09

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Communication and journalism seem like dream jobs, you get to work in big citys for magazines and news papers and have the dream job but typically that does not always happen. You are told hat to write about and where to go and you do not have al that much freedom. I feel like the job can be very hard at times.

Jade Morton

Jessica Johnson said...

I think it would be very tough. With each of us having our own personal opinions, sometimes it is hard to keep those out when writing. Also, in todays society, being cautious not to get yourself blacklisted. It is not PC to air personal views that go against a concencus that owns the paper or outfit you work for.
Jessica Johnson COM 101-4041

Jason S. said...

Potentially exciting jobs, but plenty of down sides. Constant travel is fine for a while, but soon you will be tired of living out of a suitcase and never being able to sit down. You also go where the news is, that can be either New York or Kenya or Iraq depending on the situations. Only an elite few ever get the publicity that you associate with journalism.

Jenny M said...

Some of these definitely do seem like they would be rewarding. Even if the job does not pay the best, it it is something that you love to do and it brings you joy, then I believe it is rewarding.

Eric Raba said...

I think people on the whole would be much happier being able to do something that they love. Unfortunately the realities of life require the majority of us to settle for something less personally rewarding.

Anonymous said...

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Those jobs are great but honestly it doesn't matter where you go. Communication is everywhere and as long as you love what you do then your "job" isn't considered a "job" anymore. It is something that you look forward to and not dread while you're trying to drag yourself out of bed in the morning.

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