Youngstown State University’s journalism major is gaining recognition as a strong training ground for future journalists.
News for Students/Faculty:
03/08/2013 - Two recent Youngstown State University journalism graduates are finalists in the Ohio Associated Press reporting and writing awards announced this week.
Doug Livingston, a December 2012 graduate, is a finalist for an Associated Press investigative reporting award for a series he completed for the Tribune Chronicle while he was still an undergraduate. The series of stories examined the financial health of area non-profit organizations.
Livingston, now the education reporter for The Akron Beacon Journal, was an intern for TheNewsOutlet.org and an editor at The Jambar.
Chelsea Miller, a Spring 2012 graduate, is a finalist in the enterprise reporting category for a series on child endangerment that she completed for the Elyria Chronicle Telegram.
“YSU journalism majors are making their mark and serving communities. This is what our program is all about,” said Alyssa Lenhoff, journalism director.
02/01/2013 - New curriculum has been posted for students who have entered the program in and after Fall 2012. The new curriculm can be found here.
New internship opportunities available on the Internship Information Page
THE PHILOSOPHY OF JOURNALISM AT YSU:
Information is power
Society must have professionals who can supply people with the information they need to make decisions about their lives and their futures.
At Youngstown State University, we believe in the importance of journalism to society and to democracy.
We believe that journalists have the power to shape the world.
Guided by this philosophy, YSU's journalism major gives you a balance of practical and theoretical experience.
We teach you to ask tough questions, to uncover and interpret information, to write leads, to conduct interviews and to work with technologies to deliver the news in multiple platforms from print to broadcast to podcast.
We also encourage you to think critically about the stories you report and the impact they will have on communities and society in general.
Read letters from journalism majors about why they chose this major.
ProPublica, nation’s leading journalism group, selects YSU journalism for a pilot project
Want to major in journalism at YSU? Here are $3,000 worth of reasons why you should. Apply for a scholarship now. The deadline is April 15.
THENEWSOUTLET.ORG - A JOINT PROJECT BETWEEN YSU'S JOURNALISM MAJOR, THE VINDICATOR AND WYSU.
Student staffers of TheNewsOutlet.org have interviewed homeless people on the streets of New York City, spent whole days in canoes on the Mahoning River and evenings in the clubs of downtown Youngstown reporting stories for the news organization.
Visit TheNewsOutlet.org to see the kind of journalism we do. We work with all platforms - print, video, photography and radio. We are looking for students who want to tell great stories and who believe in the importance of journalism.