Making Headlines: A Practical Introduction to Journalism

With the proliferation of digital media, the ways journalists reach their audiences are changing, but the profession’s fundamental principles remain steadfast. The Journalism track will offer an introduction to ethical principles and the opportunity to put them into practice. Students will learn by doing — reporting, interviewing, writing, editing and broadcasting on assignments that reflect the variety of stories that journalists produce every day. 

That experience will be supplemented with insights from working professionals and the study of award-winning work. Notre Dame’s Gallivan Program in Journalism, Ethics, and Democracy provides students with a foundation in the field’s enduring values, while offering first-hand multimedia experience to develop the skills necessary to thrive in an evolving industry.

Initiative, efficiency and creativity will be cultivated through independent fieldwork. Collaborative discussions about student work will generate feedback that nurtures the news judgment and storytelling skill that form the basis of good journalism across all media platforms.

 

Academic Director

Jason Kelly

Jason Kelly is an associate editor at Notre Dame Magazine and a faculty member in the Gallivan Program of Journalism, Ethics, and Democracy. A former sports reporter, columnist and editor at the South Bend Tribune, he teaches Sports Media and Magazine Writing courses at Notre Dame. Jason joined the Notre Dame Magazine staff in 2015 after six years as associate editor at the University of Chicago Magazine, which received the Robert Sibley Magazine of the Year award in 2012. A 1995 Notre Dame graduate, Jason is the author of Mr. Notre Dame: The Life and Legend of Edward “Moose” Krause and Shelby’s Folly: Jack Dempsey, Doc Kearns, and the Shakedown of a Montana Boomtown.