Our journalism area focuses on creative storytelling in a multimedia world. Journalism students develop the writing and visual skills to produce stories across platforms — print, broadcast, web, social and mobile media.
Quality journalism tells powerful, important and interesting stories. The most creative journalists combine words, pictures, video and graphics to make their stories even more engaging.
We encourage involvement and real world experience. We do this in several ways:
Internships: We encourage all students to pursue internships with local or national media outlets. To aid in the process, we have an extensive internship database.
Student Media: Our award-winning Student Media comprises five student-run outlets: Tiger Television, The Daily Reveille, KLSU, The Legacy magazine and Gumbo yearbook. The journalism program is closely tied to Student Media, and we encourage our students to get involved early. Students may apply for student media jobs before they are accepted into the Manship School.
SPJ: We encourage students to join the LSU chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). SPJ is the nation’s largest journalism organization and a great way to network and interact with media professionals and journalism peers.
We stay connected to the industry and encourage students to have multiple internships. Recent internships include:
CBS News (NY)
MTV Networks (NY)
The Gazette (Colorado Springs)
Times-Picayune (New Orleans)
KTVT-TV (Fort Worth)
Christian Science Monitor
225 Magazine (Baton Rouge)
Meet the Press (NY)
We stay connected to our alumni who are now working professionals. Recent placements include:
VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live
WISC-TV (Madison, WI)
The Sporting News (Charlotte, NC)
CBS Evening News (New York)
WAFB-TV (Baton Rouge)
The Jackson Sun (Tennessee)
WBRZ-TV (Baton Rouge)
The News-Star (Monroe, LA)
International Center for Journalists (DC)
KWBJ-TV (Monroe, LA)
WTVG-TV (Toledo, OH)
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