July 29, 2014
Department of Journalism ranked No. 2 in country
Penn State's award-winning Department of Journalism was recently honored as the second-best journalism program in the nation, according to an independent, student-published guide to college.
College Magazine pointed to courses with a strong multimedia component, on-campus media opportunities such as The Daily Collegian and a strong career services office that regularly makes students aware of career-building internships as its reason for ranking Penn State second on the list.
For Penn State and the Department of Journalism, the honor from College Magazine adds heft to an award-winning program that has earned three consecutive national championships (2014, 2013, 2012) in the William Randolph Hearst Foundation's Journalism Awards Program, often called "the Pulitzers of college journalism." Penn State has conducted journalism courses since 1930.
The department is housed in the College of Communications, the largest accredited mass communications program in the nation.
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