At a Glance
*Base Cost (cost per unit x program units) is provided to aid in program comparison only.
Careers for Journalism Majors
- Managing Editor
- Public Relations Manager
- Copy Writer
- TV Anchor
- Foreign News Correspondent
- TV News/Investigative Newspaper Reporter
- News Blogger/Columnist
- Freelance Writer
- Media Relations Specialist
- News Analyst
The typical starting salary for a journalism major is $31,492. The typical salary after 10–19 years is $62,539.
*Note: Salary information is provided for general reference only. APU does not guarantee the accuracy of the figures listed, and cannot predict or promise a specific salary for any graduate. For the most current salary estimates, please visit payscale.com.
Job Titles of People with Journalism Degrees
- Director of Marketing, The Commercial Appeal (newspaper)
- Co-Managing Editor, Ebony (magazine)
- Reporter, The New York Times (newspaper)
- Copy Editor, The Columbus Dispatch (newspaper)
- Digital Content Strategy Manager, Penton Media
- Articles Editor, FastCompany (magazine)
- Internal Communications Consultant, Fleishman-Hillard
- Director of Publicity and News, Selig Multimedia, Inc.
- Investigative Reporter, San Diego Union-Tribune (newspaper)
- Associate Editor, Allure (magazine)