Why Major in Journalism at Hastings College?

Master the basics, investigate your community and anticipate the future: this is what you’ll do as a Journalism major at Hastings College. You’ll prepare for the next generation of convergent journalism while being challenged to consider the legal and ethical implications contemporary reporting across all mediums, including video, audio, print, photography, social media and web.

You’ll build your practical, theoretical and critical literacies — in other words, we strive to create thinking journalists who carefully evaluate the world around them, and use every form of media to tell the best story the right way.

Emphasis areas within the major include Public Affairs, Sports Reporting and a Custom Emphasis, which lets you choose a minor or second major based on your interests.

Report, edit and shoot photos for The Collegian, the campus student newspaper. Using new HD and digital equipment for Bronco News Now, podcasts and webstreaming, HC Media Online allows you’ll cover campus activities that keep students, parents and alumni in the know.

Hastings College students also provide all media coverage for the NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball Tournament in Sioux City, Iowa. You and your classmates will create and maintain the tournament website while developing all video, radio, photography, social media and print content. It’s an incredible professional experience!

Many media outlets and businesses in the Hastings area offer internships and employment, including

  • KHAS-TV,
  • KHAS-Radio,
  • Hastings Tribune,
  • Grand Island Independent,
  • Big Dally’s Deli,
  • I. Design and
  • Nebraska Crane Trust.

Students have also interned with Fox Atomic Digital; 104.3 The Fan in Denver, Pinpoint Communications and others.

You’ll find Hastings College Journalism graduates working with prestigious outlets like CBS News, National Public Radio and Knight-Ridder Newspapers; and serving as reporters, sportswriters, advertising executives and public relations specialists. They’re winning Emmys and other awards for their professional work and hitting the airways and websites in major media hubs, while some choose to pursue graduate degrees at nationally accredited programs.

Hastings offers a great Journalism program – come visit and we’ll give you the facts.

Journalism Scholarships

Hastings offers journalism and other media scholarships for majors and those who participate in media activities on campus.

Complete this form to let us know you're interested in a scholarship!

While we accept scholarship applications year round, for best consideration, we recommend you:

  • Complete your admissions application by February 15, and
  • Meet talent scholarship requirements, such as an interview, by March 15.

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