The Taylor journalism/media writing major will give you the skills you need to communicate stories and ideas in a variety of media with writing as the foundation.
Maybe you’ve written for your school paper or for a personal blog. You are a storyteller, a crafter of words, whether in print (through newspaper or magazine), on the web, or through script writing. You’ll receive an understanding of various writing techniques: hard news, features and profiles. You'll work on website writing and learn how to set up a professional blog. And depending on your interests, you can add background in writing for film and broadcasting.
Writing opportunities come outside the major through working for the Echo, Taylor’s weekly, student-run newspaper, writing online stories for the Taylor website, or spending a semester in Washington, D.C. to experience journalism in action. Read some students' reflections on their internship experiences.
Our program isn’t words-only. You will take classes in design and production to learn how to best communicate your message. Ask our graduates—if you want to be prepared for today’s writing industry, you’ve got to be a writer as well as someone knowledgeable in every media type. Read about the new photojournalism class.