Career Outlook

As the media industry faces evolving challenges, there is a growing need for journalists who can inform, educate, and connect with audiences. According to The Poynter Institute, in recent months, America's major newsrooms have been recruiting investigative journalists with the knowledge and skills to dig into government institutions at the federal, state, and local levels.

Georgetown’s Journalism program exposes you to some of the nation’s most acclaimed journalists and media organizations. You’ll have the opportunity to forge strong industry connections while building your personal and professional networks, both inside and outside of the classroom.

As a student in our program, you’ll have access to resources and opportunities that set you up for career success, such as workshops, career services, and Georgetown’s own chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), which offers a wide network of career and professional development opportunities. You’ll also gain exposure to industry leaders through exclusive guest lectures, panel discussions, and networking events.

This section has testimonials from current students and alumni.
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    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 Master's in Journalism

Where do people in this field work? Radio and television broadcasting 44% Newspaper, periodical, book, and directory publishers 17% Colleges, universities, and professional schools 4% Other professional, scientific, and technical services 3% Telecommunications 2% ReporterMultimedia JournalistNews AnchorNews ReporterSports ReporterStaff WriterSports AnchorNews WriterInvestigative ReporterNews Director Top titles within the journalism industry:

Source: Burning Glass Labor/Insight

Graduates of our program have assumed roles such as reporters, writers, producers, web producers, and editors at a wide breadth of journalism and media companies, nonprofits, and corporations. Some of our alumni have gone on to work as full-time freelancers or start their own companies, while others have continued to climb the career ladder within their media organizations.

Alumni of our program have gone on to work at a variety of media outlets, including:

  • 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

Upon completing Georgetown’s program, you’ll be well equipped to thrive in the ever-evolving media landscape. Our graduates are ambitious, savvy media professionals who are uncovering today’s truths and shaping the future of the industry.