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For more information regarding the Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, please contact:

Kathy Boser
Administrative Assistant
Phone: (716) 375-2521
Fax: (716) 375-2588

Program Chair:
Dr. Christopher Mackowski

School of Communication
P.O. Box J
St. Bonaventure, NY 14778

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Journalism Program

B.A. in Journalism Major

The objectives of this program go beyond teaching students to write clearly and concisely. Our students will also learn to:

  • craft messages in ways that are appropriate for specific audiences;
  • research critically, filter the results and present them in a cogent manner;
  • have a practical understanding of their chosen field of work;
  • integrate broad-based learning into their professional activities;
  • understand that with their power as communicators comes a moral and ethical responsibility;
  • understand the meaning of citizenship in the context of their professional activities and their personal lives;
  • recognize and overcome biases, prejudices and limited viewpoints (including their own) so that they can communicate effectively in a diverse world. 

Majors take 40 hours of required journalism (J/MC) courses — 11 required courses and three J/MC electives. Each student is is assigned a faculty adviser who will review the student's program.

Additional journalism requirements for graduation include the completion of 400 internship hours, under the guidance of an internship coordinator.

Majors are eligible for the Washington Semester Program at American University in Washington, D.C., which carries 12 credits and internship hours; and may also participate in St. Bonaventure's study abroad programs or the Oxford Summer Program.

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    Aaron Chimbel, dean of the Jandoli School of Communication, published a chapter in a new book, "Coding & Pedagogy." The book is about teaching code in communication programs. Chimbel's chapter is “De-coded: Coding More Language Than Toy.” The digital book was edited by Jeremy Sarachan, chair of the Media and Communication Department at St. John Fisher College, and is available here.

Hellinger winner Kibbe honored at NYC luncheon

2018 Hellinger Award winner Ethan I. Kibbe
Ethan I. Kibbe, winner of the 2018 Mark Hellinger Award, was honored at the 58th annual Mark Hellinger Awards Luncheon, held at Hearst Tower in Manhattan Oct. 2. Also honored was his classmate and Hellinger Award runner-up Brenner T. Bachman. Meet our latest Hellinger honorees.

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