An interest area
Ever dream of seeing your byline on the front page of the New York Times ? Journalists can range from community reporters to government watchdogs, but they all have one thing in common – the ability to write in clear and precise language.
As a Journalism student, you will learn to recognize a good story, perfect your research skills, interpret information, and the art of interviewing. As an aspiring Bob Woodward or Carl Bernstein, you will also learn the ethical and legal responsibilities of reporters of the news.
Bryant encourages you to put theory into practice on the student newspaper, The Archway ; the student-run radio station WJMF; and at the television studio, producing segments for the Bryant News Broadcast.
Future careers, post-grad opportunities
As a Journalism graduate, you may choose to become a reporter, anchor, or editor, but your skills will be valued in many professions – as researchers, public relations specialists, and script writers, to name a few. These skills will also serve you well in graduate or law school.
Mary Lyons, Ph.D.
Professor of English and Communication
Lyons thinks of her 40 years of teaching at Bryant as being part of a closely knit family. “There is no other institution quite like Bryant,” she says. The journalism course at Bryant first came about because of the Watergate scandal and is still popular today, Lyons notes. “Business people think that artists – writers, philosophers, and the like– don’t understand them or don’t like them.” The fact is, Lyons says, that “many of the most successful business people are very creative. It’s being able to think differently that benefits them.”