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Writing/Editing emphasis

The journalism program offers an emphasis on writing and editing. Students with career aspirations in reporting, magazine writing and freelance writing should enroll in this emphasis.

“The well-rounded curriculum gave me the opportunity to take courses in a wide variety of disciplines and tested my important advantage in this ever-evolving media job market.”

-Melissa Johnson, freelance editor at Fitness Magazine in New York

Please view the full curriculum worksheet (pdf).


Courses in the writing/editing emphasis are:

      • Reporting
      • Advanced Reporting
      • Feature Writing
      • Interpretive Writing
      • Magazine Editing

Students are encouraged to pursue a minor or second major that fits in with their specific career goals. There are several student organizations at UW Oshkosh that cater to the writing/editing student.

The campus chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists offers meetings and projects that allow students to learn from professionals in the field. Writing/editing majors also write for the Advance-Titan, the award winning weekly student newspaper at UW Oshkosh.

Graduates from the writing/editing emphasis have found employment in newspapers, magazines, broadcast stations and government agencies.

by burgk32 — last modified Oct 15, 2013 10:36 AM