The Department of Journalism at the School of Media and Communication (SMC) at Temple University aims to develop critical-thinking journalists who can communicate creatively across various contexts, cultures and media while maintaining sensitivity to other perspectives. With an appreciation for the practice of journalism in all its forms—as well as its foundation in the First Amendment—we empower consumers, practitioners and scholars to understand journalism’s societal role and ethical responsibilities.

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You’ll create your own area of specialization, built on a solid foundation in liberal arts and sciences. Our programs feature small, hands-on classes with accomplished faculty, and forward-looking classes and technology will prepare you for a career in the rapidly changing field of journalism.



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