Journalism and Media Program: NorthWest Arkansas Community College

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Have an Impact on Free Societies with Journalism


Through the Journalism program, you'll learn about the timely reporting of news and events at local, national, and international levels. Journalists gather information through interviews and research and craft fair and balanced stories for publication, broadcast, or online. They perform a vital function in free societies - the journalist’s first obligation is to the truth, their loyalty is to the citizens.

Experience hands-on learning in classrooms and as a working staff member for the Eagle View, NWACC's campus newspaper.

Each semester, NWACC offers a variety of Journalism courses that include theory of mass communications, introduction to news writing, and practical experience reporting, writing and producing a monthly newspaper and its online edition.  

JOUR 1023 Intro to Mass Communications
JOUR 1053 Fundamentals of Journalism
JOUR 1061 Student Newspaper Lab
JOUR 2061 Newspaper Layout and Design
JOUR 2163 Journalism Internship

  • Associate in Arts
  • Technical Certificate in Media
  • Certificate of Proficiency in Media

Many Journalism courses at NWACC carry transfer credit to four-year institutions and can fulfill general education requirements.  

Those who pursue an education in Journalism may find job opportunities in the following occupations:

  • Reporters
  • Photojournalists
  • Documentary-filmmakers
  • Public Relations Specialists
  • Lobbyists
  • Bloggers
  • Grant Writers