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Journalism

Join our tribe of multimedia storytellers at North Lake College and begin a career in print, broadcast, marketing or public relations through our introductory-level journalism courses. For students interested in pursuing a four-year degree, these introductory writing courses are transferable and serve as affordable, hands-on options.

Students get firsthand experience writing, editing and reporting for print, broadcast radio and television. They act as writers, editors, producers, designers and on air talent and tell stories through a variety of mediums including our campus newspaper, magazine, television, radio and social media outlets.

Students can earn a Field of Study in Mass Communications-Journalism and continue through advanced writing and reporting courses as well as broadcast writing courses. Writing is the basic foundation for all communications fields and at North Lake we pride ourselves on our ability to tell great stories.
 
Our student newspaper, the News-Register, was recognized in 2004 and 2008 as one of the top 25 college newspapers in the nation by the Associated Collegiate Press, and ranked one of the top six in Texas by the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association in 2009 and 2011. The Texas Community College Journalism Association has awarded first place to the News-Register website for the past two years. In addition to the News-Register, students are responsible for the layout, content, editing and design of the annual literary magazine, Duck Soup, and a newcomer's guide to the college, The Blazer, which includes the Student Life Calendar.

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