Journalism

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.

Program Options

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.

Opportunities

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

Learn More

Check out our program strengths and get to know our facilities.

Lee Pitts

Lee Pitts
Instructor of Journalism/Communication

CL 2220
(712) 722-6269
Lee.Pitts@dordt.edu