If you are thinking about a career in Journalism, URI and the Harrington School provide a multi-disciplinary, hands-on learning opportunity whether you hope to report news at a traditional newspaper or television station or you aspire to be a TV network reporter or a new media entrepreneur.
Courses within the Journalism Department range in enrollment between 15 and 30 students per class, which means faculty can give students plenty of personal attention. From their first exposure to journalism courses, our students are taught the fundamentals of contemporary American journalism — news gathering, news writing, editing and producing — in an atmosphere which also stresses the ethical and legal responsibilities journalists are expected to uphold.
In addition to professional preparation, our approach requires students to be strongly grounded in the liberal arts because journalists must know something about nearly everything and must know how to find out what they don’t know. We welcome questions from prospective Journalism majors about the program and would be happy to show you around campus.