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Minor in Journalism


Undergraduate students who are pursuing a major in another subject area may apply specific courses (15 credits) toward a minor in journalism. The journalism minor provides you with strong reporting and writing skills that add value to your degree and a competitive edge in the job market.
Contact your academic and career counselor for additional information.
Minor in Journalism
Required Journalism Courses:
JOU 3 Basic Reporting 3.00
JOU 4 Beat Reporting 3.00
JOU 5 Writing for Electronic Journalism 3.00
JOU 41 Newspaper Laboratory 3.00
CMA 10 Media Law and Ethics 3.00
JOU 20 – Visual Journalism (3 credits) is strongly encouraged, but not required.

Credit and GPA Requirements:
Minimum Total Credits: 15
Minimum Minor GPA: 2.00


High School Summer Journalism Institute

From July 11-15, 2016, high school students passionate about journalism participated in a residential program at LIU Post. During this boot camp for high school reporters, they learned investigative reporting skills, including how to interview sources, write stories, take pictures, and blog, among other skills. They worked with the college editors of LIU Post’s award winning student newspaper, The Pioneer, and learned from renowned journalists from Newsday, CBS, Herald Community Newspapers, and Anton Media Group, among others.

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Awards

2017
• Moa Golster, Press Club of Long Island 2017 Media Award, 1st place in Narrative Feature Story/Student category
• Maxime Devillaz, 2016 Region 1 Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Award in Breaking News Reporting
• Harry Pearse, 2016 Region 1 Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Award in General Column Writing
2016
• Four Press Club of Long Island 2016 Media Awards - 3rd place in the Best College Newspaper category, Narrative News Story/ Student category, Narrative Feature Story/Student category, and Narrative Sports Reporting/Student category
• The Pioneer, Press Club of Long Island's 2016 Media Awards: Best College Newspaper
• Maxime Devillaz, 2015 Region 1 Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Award in Feature Writing
• Harry Pearse, 2015 Region 1 Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Award in General Column Writing
2015
• Joseph Iemma, 3rd place; Narrative News Story, Student
• Melanie Spina, 3rd place; Narrative Feature Story, Student
• Thomas Scavetta, 3rd place; Narrative Sports Story, Student
• Kristen Linsalata - Narrative News Story - Press Club of Long Island
2014
• Adrianna Alvarez and Dorianna Valerio - Narrative, College News Story - Press Club of Long Island
2013
• Dorianna Valerio - Breaking News Reporting and General News Reporting - Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Awards
2011
• The Pioneer - New York News Publishers Association Certificate of Achievement - first college newspaper to receive this honor



CONTACT

College of Arts, Communications & Design
Steven Breese, Dean