Do you love the art of storytelling? Do you like to keep others up-to-date on the latest information and news?
If you major in journalism at Dordt, you’ll learn to give a voice to the voiceless and hold the powerful accountable. You’ll be prepared to enter a world that instantly and constantly publishes information, ensuring that the truth is told.
Learn to report from a Christian perspective—calling for justice and telling the stories of those in need.
Journalism is not about collecting facts—it is about storytelling. It is a front-row ticket to the circus of life, to experience the world as it happens. It is a backstage pass to history – in which you write the first draft. You are not in a cubicle; the world is your cubicle.
You'll learn journalism from people with experience—Lee Pitts, Dordt’s journalism professor, has 15 years of journalism experience, including 7 months as a reporter in the Iraq War and 10 years covering politics in Washington, D.C.
- Report and write stories for our student-run newspaper, the Dordt Diamond
- Attend World Journalism Institute (WJI) courses in the summer, hosted on Dordt's campus since 2017
- Study off-campus via the New York Journalism Semester
- Join the communication club and go on their annual spring trip to places like Minneapolis and Omaha
Participate in an internship for media outlets including:
- KTIV News 4 in Sioux City, Iowa
- The Sioux Center News
- The Northwest Iowa Review
Explore the world of journalism via field trips to:
- Des Moines—the Des Moines Register
- Minneapolis—the Star Tribune
- Kansas City
- Sioux Falls