Journalism

Support your major with a minor in Journalism

Eckerd students from all majors are discovering the benefits of a Journalism minor at Eckerd College.

A Journalism minor provides future employers with evidence of your ability to:

  • Publish quality writing under the pressures of a deadline
  • Problem-solve through tough ethical issues
  • Effectively manage your time
  • Copy edit and use the latest in software programs such as Indesign and Photoshop
  • Lead a team, if you’re one of The Current’s editors
Malena Carollo '14

Malena Carollo ’14
Major: International Relations
Minor: Journalism
Hometown: Lake Forest, California

“The skills I’ve learned at The Current prepared and qualified me for an internship at the Institute on Political Journalism…as well as a freelancing position at the Tampa Bay Times.”

Minor

JOURNALISM MINOR

The journalism minor consists of four core courses and one elective.

The four core courses are CW 220A Introduction to Journalism, CW1 300A/CW2 300A Internship with the Current (two semester course), CM 360A Media Ethics, and CW 204A Creative Nonfiction.

The elective must be chosen from the following courses:

  • AR 244 Digital Photography (prerequisite AR 101A, AR 102A, or AR 229A)
  • AR 322 Advanced Photography Critique (prerequisite AR 229A or AR 244 and permission)
  • CM 306 Gender, Sexuality, and Media (prerequisite CM 101)
  • CM 221A Media and Society
  • CM 223 Argumentation and Debate
  • CO 200E Writing the Environment
  • CO 328 Advanced Research Writing
  • CO 122 Analytic and Persuasive Writing
  • CW 320 Advanced Journalism (prerequisite CW 220A)
  • CW 348A Feature Writing (prerequisite CW 220A or CW 204A)

Students majoring in Communication may only count CM 360A Media Ethics for their major and the journalism minor. Students majoring in Creative Writing and seeking the journalism minor are not allowed to count the same workshop courses for both the major and minor. Students choosing to minor in both Journalism and Creative Writing cannot overlap courses to meet the requirements.



Courses

Core

  • CW 220A Introduction to Journalism
  • CW1 300A/CW2 300A Internship with the Current (two semester course)
  • CM 360A Media Ethics
  • CW 204A Creative Nonfiction

Electives

One elective is required from the below approved courses.

  • AR 244 Digital Photography (prerequisite AR 101A or AR 102A or AR 229A)
  • AR 322 Advanced Photography Critique (prerequisite AR 229A or AR 244 and permission)
  • CM 306 Gender, Sexuality, and Media (prerequisite CM 101)
  • CM 221A Media and Society
  • CM 223 Argumentation and Debate
  • CO 200E Writing the Environment
  • CO 328 Advanced Research Writing
  • CO 122 Analytic and Persuasive Writing
  • CW 320 Advanced Journalism (prerequisite CW 220A)
  • CW 348A Feature Writing (prerequisite CW 220A or CW 204A)

Independent Studies

  • Sports Journalism
  • Literary Journalism
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Copy Editing
  • Web Journalism
  • Multimedia Journalism

The Current

The official student newspaper of Eckerd College

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Voted the 2015 2nd Best College Paper (High Frequency) in Florida at the 21st Annual Sunshine State Awards
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Associated Collegiate Press (ACP):

  • National Winner – Online Pacemaker Award

Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Sunshine State Awards:

  • 1st Place – Best (small) Student Publication
  • 1st Place – Best (small) Best Website
  • 1st Place – Best Profile – High-Frequency Papers (Hailey Escobar)
  • 1st Place – Best Opinion Column (Carver Elliot Lee)

Associated Collegiate Press:

  • National Finalist Winner for the Online Pacemaker competition

Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ)
Southeast Regional Competition:

  • 1st Place – Best (small) College Newspaper
  • 1st Place – Best (small) College Affiliated Website
  • 1st place – Individual Winner In-depth Reporting
  • 1st Place – Individual Winner Feature Writing
  • 1st Place – Individual Winner Editorial Writing
  • 1st Place – Individual Winner Columnist
  • 1st Place – Individual Winner Sports Writing
  • 1st Place – Individual Winner Sports Photography
  • 2nd Place – In-depth Reporting
  • 3rd Place – Sports Writing
  • 3rd Place – Feature Photography

Florida College Press Association (FCPA):

  • 1st place – Feature Writing
  • 1st Place – Feature Design
  • 1st Place – Editorial/Op Writing
  • 1st Place – Sports Writing
  • 2nd place – Best College Newspaper
  • 2nd Place – News Writing
  • 3rd place – News Writing
  • 3rd Place – Editorial/Op-ed Writing

Florida College Press Association Competition:

  • 1st Place – Best College Newspaper
  • 1st Place – Best Feature Story
  • 1st Place – Best Sports Photo
  • 3rd place – Best Sports Photo

Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ)
Southeast Regional Competition:

  • Regional finalist for Best College Website

Florida College Press Association Competition:

  • 1st Place – Best College Newspaper
  • 1st Place – Best Editorial/Opinion Column
  • 2nd Place – Best News Photo
  • 2nd Place – Best Feature Story
  • 2nd Place – Best Editorial/Opinion Column
  • 3rd Place – Best Sports Story
  • 3rd Place – Best Front Cover Design
  • 3rd Place – Best Editorial/Opinion Column

Association of Collegiate Press (ACP):

  • National Finalist for Best College Website in the category of schools with enrollment less than 5,000

Florida College Press Association Competition:

  • 1st Place – Best News Story
  • 2nd place – Best Feature Story
  • 2nd place – Best Sports Photo
  • 2nd place – Best Sports Story
  • 2nd place – Best College Website
  • 3rd place – Best College Newspaper
  • 3rd Place – Best News Photo