Careers and Outcomes

Discover all you can do as a journalist

Meet interesting people. Cover exciting events and breaking news. Produce content that audiences can’t wait to consume.

As a journalist, you can get paid to do all that.

Even better: No day at work is the same.

Where can you work with a journalism degree?

Traditional media are the most common employers.

  • Newspapers/print
  • TV stations

But you’re not limited to a newsroom.

You can also work in non-profits, schools, corporate settings or any place that needs to tell its message with clarity and accuracy.

  • Communications
  • Content marketing
  • Digital platforms or specialty publications
  • Publication relations

That’s because...

Journalists have the soft skills that employers want

Work ethic. Time management. Versatility. Teamwork.

A journalism degree prepares you to do so much more than just write or report.

You can learn the technical stuff. Journalism gives you the soft and interpersonal skills that are invaluable for any career field.

Where do MSU journalism graduates work?

You can find our alumni’s bylines across the state, country and world.

Employers include:

  • 417 Magazine
  • Branson Tri-Lakes News
  • Christian County Headliner
  • Indianapolis Star
  • Jefferson City News Tribune
  • KOLR 10
  • KSMU
  • KY3
  • Springfield Business Journal
  • Springfield News-Leader
  • The Kansas City Star
  • The Washington Post

Alumni have also worked in Los Angeles, New York City, Russia, China and many other places.


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