The Journalism BA Program

The journalism major at Purchase College is designed to provide students with the intellectual bases and skills to gather, assess, and disseminate information and ideas. This equips students for careers in journalism and a wide variety of other fields, including law, government, business, and public relations. The program fits naturally in the School of Humanities, as journalism at its best exemplifies the open and honest inquiry that marks the liberal arts and sciences.

Students are offered a central set of skills courses in journalism, electives in specialized areas in a variety of media, and courses that explore the broader context of journalistic practice. Students also take advantage of the broad offerings of Purchase College, and are encouraged to have internships. The studies culminate in a senior project, an extended work that allows students to showcase the full range of their talents.

The journalism program is sponsored by the Jacob Burns Foundation.


Journalism Faculty (Board of Study)
Virginia Breen, MS, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Donna Cornachio, MS, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Ross A. Daly, MS, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Tara George, MS, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Andrew Salomon, MS, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Mary Alice Williams, BA, Creighton University

For additional information:
School of Humanities Faculty


For updates during 2013–2015, please visit www.purchase.edu/
departments/AcademicPrograms/LAS/humanities/Journalism/
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