The first newspaper published in America was called Publick Occurrences Both Forreign and Domestick. More than spelling conventions have changed since 1690, but engaged citizens today still require news about where we live and about larger the world. Earlham’s journalism program helps students critically read and report news on campus and across the globe.
Special Learning Opportunities
Students build journalism skills by working in student-run news media: The Earlham Word, earlhamword.org, and WECI-FM news.
Students have worked on independent-study projects on science writing, journalism history, and blogging, among other topics.
Journalism students participate in Earlham's entire range of off-campus study opportunities. Northern Ireland, Jordan, London, Philadelphia and New York offer specific opportunities for journalistic practice while away from Richmond.
Earlham students have interned at publications ad varied as the Richmond Palladium-Item and the Phnom Penh Post. Internships can be arranged through the Center for Integrated Learning or through the Great Lakes Colleges Association's New York Arts or Philadelphia programs.
Some journalism students have taken traditional news media jobs or become entrepreneurial journalists, using tools like Kickstarter to support independent reporting projects.
Alumni have moved on to graduate programs in related fields, such as science reporting.
The Ackerman-Nicholson fellowship that supports graduate study in journalism or public affairs is available only to Earlham graduates.