"My English degree is the foundation of my career. If you can write, you can do anything."
~ Jimmy Daly
"My professors taught me how to think creatively, read analytically and write persuasively. "
~ Michael A. Iannucci
"My studies provided a solid background in literature and honed my critical skills for my own writing."
~ Catherine Carter
"I made lifelong friends and I got my butt kicked intellectually. I’m eternally grateful for both."
~ Alexander Long
"The friendship and support of my mentors helped me to grow tremendously as a writer."
~ Erinn Batykefer
"I became an Assistant Editor in less than two years with my English degree."
~ Rachel A. Gearhart
"I use my English degree to advocate for my clients. The program helped me become a better writer & thinker."
~ Mary Akhimien
"I honed my writing & research on diverse issues of the human condition, focusing on ethics and civic justice."
~ Brian Byrd
"An education in the humanities helps to render the world into a language that is profound, mysterious & complex."
~ Rachel Eliza Griffiths
"My internships & editorial work at UD prepared me for a challenging but ever-rewarding career as a reporter."
~ Wallace McKelvey
"My job demands perfection when it comes to grammar, accuracy and objectivity, and it needs to happen fast."
~ Matt O'Donnell
"I found my passion for counseling students and helping them stay on track to attend college."
~ Sara Linton
"I got a great job teaching 9th grade English and film studies and will soon pursue my master's degree."
~ Kelly Emery
"Taking a variety of English courses allowed me to master and teach the modes of discourse to my own students."
~ Danielle Allen
"I secured my job prior to graduation at a UD teacher job fair. "
~ Melissa Paparozzi
The journalism minor at the University of Delaware is open to all students from all majors. It is designed to provide an introduction to the professional opportunities in multimedia reporting, writing and editing for print and web newspapers, magazines and other publications.
Our students come from all over campus to research, report and compile stories for publication in broadcast, web and print formats. In a typical beginning journalism class, we'll have students from many different majors including economics, political science, wildlife conservation, psychology, nursing, communications, and, of course, English.
Students have the chance to expand their writing skills and focus on their particular area of interest. We offer specialized classes in sports, medical, environmental and critical writing, as well as multimedia basics. In addition to skills classes, students minoring in journalism can take classes in media analysis, ethics and law. We also help students obtain internships at local and national publications during the school year and summer sessions. See the Requirements page for a full list of all classes available within the minor.
Many students work as writers or editors for the campus newspaper, The Review. Our graduates work at the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, the Baltimore Sun, Bloomberg News, CBS News and allhiphop.com; they write books about Barry Bonds and Charlemagne; they are lawyers and teachers; they work in communications for Vanguard Mutual Funds, Disneyland and Sen. Tom Carper. (You can find information about hundreds of UD Journalism graduates at our Alumni Information Page.)
If you have any questions about the Journalism minor at the University of Delaware, please email Dr. Deborah Gump, Director of Journalism, or English Department Academic Advisor I, Susan Donley.
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