Learn journalism by actually doing journalism. Our Herbert H. Dow II Program in American Journalism is devoted to the restoration of ethical, high-minded journalism standards and is home to two media outlets: The Collegian, our award-winning newspaper, and WRFH 101.7FM. You’ll get an extensive experience in print and broadcast journalism, as well as opportunities to lead your peers. When you combine your traditional academic major and core liberal arts background with journalism, you’ll get the training you need to think critically and communicate effectively to broad audiences. Hillsdale journalism alumni have continued on to careers at the Wall Street Journal, Fox News, ESPN, National Review, Daily Beast, Nashville Public Radio, and many more. Journalism is offered as a minor only.
John J. Miller
John J. Miller, Journalism
"I have the pleasure of teaching Hillsdale College students how to become ethical, hardworking journalists."
Maria Servold, Journalism
“Being a good broadcaster is so much more than having the requisite technical training. It’s just as important to have knowledge about the world around you — to know what has happened in the past and why it matters today.”
Scot Bertram, Journalism
Introduction to JournalismRead More about "Introduction to Journalism"
This two-semester sequence focuses on journalistic writing and an ethical free press.Read More about "Introduction to Journalism"
Political JournalismRead More about "Political Journalism"
This course helps students improve as political reporters and commentators by writing stories on public figures and elections as well as op-eds on public-policy topics.Read More about "Political Journalism"
The History of Journalism from Gutenberg to the MuckrakersRead More about "The History of Journalism from Gutenberg to the Muckrakers"
This course combines a survey of journalistic literature with practical lessons in how to write well, in which students will aspire to bring historical subjects to life through vivid prose.Read More about "The History of Journalism from Gutenberg to the Muckrakers"