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Introduction to Newspaper/Magazine Emphasis

The newspaper/magazine emphasis prepares students to become competent, ethical journalists who will work as newspaper reporters, copy editors, webmasters and magazine writers or designers.

Students have the opportunity to work at The Daily Helmsman, the independent campus newspaper, and build portfolios of published stories, photos, and design elements that lead to valuable internships.

Some of the numerous places our students have interned include the Scripps Howard News Service in Washington, D. C., The Birmingham News, The San Antonio Express News, The Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader, The Modesto (Calif.) Bee, The (Boise, Idaho) Statesman, The (Raleigh) News & Observer, The Tacoma (Wash.) News Tribune., The Reader’s Digest and Rolling Stone Magazine in New York and Memphis Magazine. They also intern frequently at The Commercial Appeal and The Memphis Business Journal.

Our U of M chapters of the Society of Professional Journalists and the National Association of Black Journalists also provide valuable contacts with media professionals, and our alumni mentor student journalists.

To see the News Concentration advising sheet, click here.

Newspaper/Magazine Advisors:


Dr. Joseph Hayden
Call: 901-678-4784


Dr. Tom Hrach
Call: 901-678-4779


Dr. Carrie Brown-Smith
Call: 901-678-5475



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