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Journalism and Media Studies

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Journalism and Media Studies

Journalists and media producers are, at their heart, storytellers. If you like to create and promote videos, photos, podcasts and more, you will nurture those skills as a journalism and media studies (JAMS) major at Linfield. Work with professors from day one who are accomplished writers, photographers, filmmakers and public relations specialists. We will teach you how to share stories that inform, entertain, persuade and inspire.

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As a journalism and media studies major at Linfield

you might take:

Living in a Media World

Get a deeper perspective on how people use media in their daily lives. Learn how intensely mediation affects society, culture, economy and politics – for better and for worse. (JAMS 150)

Multimedia Storytelling

Build your skills in making and sharing multimedia stories that will engage audiences through effective photography, audio, video and page design. (JAMS 180)

Social Media Theory and Practice

Learn how social media strategies and techniques are used in journalism, public relations and other media fields, including hands-on experience planning and implementing a campaign. (JAMS 343)

Studying journalism and media at Linfield

Beyond the classroom

  • Build your creative portfolio and leadership skills in one of our thriving student-led media groups – The Linfield Review, Linfield Pawdcast Network, Linfield Camera Club and Wildcat Productions.

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  • JAMS majors can get experience covering Wildcat athletics for the sports information team, as well as producing stories for the strategic communications team.

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  • Boost your professional skills and your resume with an internship at Adidas, Columbia Sportswear, Edelman PR, I Heart Media, the NCAA, or somewhere else that suits your interests and abilities.

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  • Work with a campus club or department of your choice creating content, telling student stories or managing a social-media channel.

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Life After Linfield

You will leave prepared for a career in areas such as:

  • Communications Director
  • Social Media Coordinator
  • Marketing Manager
  • Owner
  • Account Executive 
  • Project Manager
  • Executive Director

Estimate wage: $74.9k

Estimate of what Linfield journalism and media studies alumni could be making based on their current ages, occupations and geographic locations.

Potential wage: $94.3k

The potential wage is based on the average wage for the occupations.

Top career paths

The top five education-to-career paths of Linfield journalism and media studies alumni include:

  • Owner
  • Project Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Account Executive
  • Public Affairs Specialist


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Jennifer Rauch
JAMS Department Chair and Professor
900 SE Baker St, Renshaw Hall, Unit A586, McMinnville, OR 97128