Building a Professional Network
Georgetown’s Journalism program gives students numerous opportunities to work with established journalists and media organizations in the Washington, D.C., area. Students forge strong industry connections as they build their personal and professional networks, both inside and outside of the classroom.
Through coursework and internships, Journalism students have worked with leading news and media organizations, including:
- American Food Roots
- The Associated Press
- The Baltimore Sun
- CBS Radio
- Channel 4
- The Dallas Morning News
- Homicide Watch DC
- The Huffington Post
- National Geographic
- NBC4 in Washington
- The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
- The Washington City Paper
- The Washington Post
- USA Today
Additionally, students regularly get exposure to industry leaders as exclusive guest speakers and presenters at workshops, panel discussions, and networking events.
“Having professors that currently work in journalism in D.C. was great because I was not only learning, but also making network connections at different news agencies at the same time.”
– Catherine Cannon (G’13)
Students are strongly encouraged to join one of the many professional journalism associations to supplement their learning experience and build connections. On campus, students may join the Georgetown chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), which offers a wide network of career and professional development opportunities.
Additionally, with program courses scheduled in the evenings, students have time to attend professional development events and meetings offered throughout the Washington, D.C., area. These events are published in the program’s weekly newsletter and promoted on its social media sites.
Beyond joining the Georgetown chapter of SPJ and attending industry events, students may also seek out other professional associations, some of which include:
- Asian American Journalists Association
- American Society of Journalists and Authors
- Digital Media Association
- Editorial Freelancers Association
- National Association of Independent Writers and Editors
- National Association of Black Journalists
- National Association of Hispanic Journalists
- National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association
- Online News Association
- Society of American Business Editors and Writers