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Communication Contact

Department Chair:

Dr. Cynthia Allan

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Contact Person:
Kristi Geier

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Phone: 620-235-4716
Fax: 620-235-4686

Grubbs Hall Room 215
Pittsburg State University
1701 S. Broadway
Pittsburg, KS 66762

Journalism Emphasis

The journalism program is designed to prepare students for careers in news media - newspapers, magazines and online publications.

Career Opportunities in Journalism

Students enrolled in the journalism sequence are provided a broad range of academic and applied training that prepares them for careers in the news media.
Those careers include:

  • Reporting
  • Editing
  • Publication and Website Design
  • Media Management

Journalism students gain writing and critical thinking skills that also help them pursue careers in areas such as, Marketing, Public Relation, and Law. Journalism students often supplement their academic training by working for PSU's award-winning publications- the Collegio, the university's weekly student newspaper, and the Kanza, the campus yearbook. Both publications operate independently from the department, but one of our faculty members sits on the Joint University Student Publications Board. Students in the journalism sequence may work for either publication as early as their freshman year and may earn three credit hours by enrolling in Publications Practice. Furthermore, journalism students are encouraged to supplement their news writing and gathering skills by taking courses in photojournalism and broadcasting.