Master of Professional Studies in Journalism

Industry and Careers

An Ever-Evolving Industry

The media industry is fast-changing, with new digital and mobile tools and modes of distribution disrupting the traditional ways of communicating and delivering stories to an audience. As the industry evolves and transforms itself, there is a growing need for journalists with exceptional skills and acumen, who are well versed in various methods of telling stories and reaching audiences.

A recent report from Pew Research’s Journalism Project estimated that about 5,000 new digital news jobs have been created in the last half-dozen years. New digital-only media outlets are launching at a fast pace, and these startups—as well as legacy media organizations—are looking to hire ambitious, savvy journalists who will help shape the future of the industry. Additionally, journalists who want to strike out on their own as entrepreneurs have ever more tools to do so.

As Ann Friedman has written in her #realtalk column for the Columbia Journalism Review, “This is the best moment to be in journalism.” It’s a time for optimism and creativity, and the Georgetown Journalism program provides its students with the tools they need to thrive in this new media ecosystem.

Career Growth and Advancement

Alumni of Georgetown’s Journalism program are reporters, writers, producers, web producers, and editors at a variety of journalism and media companies, nonprofits, and corporations. Some have gone on to work as full-time freelancers or create their own companies, while others have continued to climb the career ladder within their media organizations through promotions and advancements.

Students have gone on to work at media outlets that include the following:

  • Agence France-Presse
  • CBS News
  • CNN
  • Comcast SportsNet
  • The Hill
  • National Geographic
  • NBC News
  • NFL Media Group
  • NowThisNews
  • NPR
  • PolicyMic
  • Politico
  • Running Times
  • The Root
  • The Sunlight Foundation
  • The Voice of America
  • The Washington City Paper
  • Washingtonian
  • The Washington Post
  • WUSA9
  • UPI
  • USA Today
  • U.S. News & World Report

“My master’s degree in Journalism from Georgetown helped elevate me to assume a greater responsibility in my current position. It also gave me the necessary skills to take on different projects at work and pass on what I learned in graduate school to others.”

– Khalil Garriott (G’10)

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