Bachelor On Campus Online

Journalism - News Editorial

Southern Illinois University

48 months
19274 USD/year
7710 USD/year
7710 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Speed and accuracy is a must for anyone in journalism today. In a world of tweets, Tumblr and viral videos, knowing how to communicate in the digital realm is a primary focus at the Journalism - News Editorial program at Southern Illinois University. 


Key Features

It is also the primary focus of SIU's student-run news outlet, the Daily Egyptian. Upon enrolling, students will have the opportunity to hone their reporting and writing skills while building a portfolio that can land them a fulfilling job post-graduation.

Jackie Spinner, former SIU alumna and Daily Egyptian editor, enjoyed a career as a reporter for the Washington Post and a correspondent to foreign wars. She talked a bit about the importance of the DE in leading to her impressive career.

Students in the Journalism - News Editorial program at Southern Illinois University receive vital training in

  • identifying
  • gathering
  • processing
  • interpreting
  • writing
  • and sharing
  • news for social media, websites, broadcast and traditional print publications.

News-editorial students are encouraged to take web editing, photo, video and audio classes.

Classes in

  • writing for mass media
  • news reporting
  • journalism law
  • ethics
  • editing
  • graphic design
  • photography
  • web design
  • and investigative reporting

prepare our news-editorial students to compete with journalists nationwide in getting top internships and jobs in major markets. In 2016 alone, eight staffers for the Daily Egyptian, SIU's student-run newspaper, had internship offers from the Chicago Tribune, the Star-Ledger (New Jersey) and the Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, Ill.) 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Writing tor the Mass Media
  • Reporting and News Writing
  • Editing
  • Photojournalism
  • Journalism Law
  • Graphic Communication
  • Video tor Online Journalism
  • Publishing to the World Wide Web
  • Media Ethics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
2 (recommended)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application & Fee: The application fee of $40 cannot be waived for undergraduate students.
  • English Language Requirements: (any one of the following methods will meet the minimum English requirement)
  • 2.0 GPA on all coursework
  • proof of graduation
  • 5 Passes on the GCE O or A-level exams (under the Cambridge/ed excel model)
  • Financial Statement: (minimum requirement is listed in the "Total Financial Statement Required" column)

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    19274 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9637 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    7710 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3855 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    7710 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3855 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Carbondale

1100 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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