Department of Journalism


The Deparment of Journalism offers students majoring in other programs of the College the opportunity to pursue a minor in Journalism. The Journalism minor requires 20 credits in Journalism courses. All majors at the College are able to minor in History and/or Political Science, which require a minimum of 16 credits and students may use up to 8 credits from the General Education requirements towards these minors.

For Current Students

Journalism Minor

JR 101 Discovering Journalism
JR 102 Foundations of Journalism
JR 103 The Digital Journalist

Plus one additional course selected from the culture or public affairs pods or the broadcast, writing, and multimedia platform courses listed under the major requirements.

Dan Rather

Journalists Interviewing Journalists

Emerson journalism students walked the red carpet as reporters at the 31st annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards in New York City. Working on assignment for WEBN, they interviewed other journalists in the industry, including Dan Rather, Jim Lehrer, and Brian Williams.

Watch the interviews here »


Ed Harding ’75 and Adam Harding ’08

Like Father, Like Son

When the son of WCVB veteran anchor Ed Harding ’75, Adam Harding ’08, got his first TV reporting job two years ago, the elder Harding told the The Boston Herald he dreamed of the day when his son would say, “Now back to you, Dad.” Read the full story »