Photojournalism Major

Photojournalism Studies is a program that focuses on the use of still and motion photography in journalism and prepares individuals to function as news photographers and photographic editors.

Photojournalism majors and degree programs will include instruction in photography, journalism, studio procedures and techniques, camera and equipment operation and technique, news editing, print and film editing, news scene composition, subject surveillance, media law and policy, news team field operations, and professional standards and ethics.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Photojournalism (use the College Search feature and enter "photojournalism” in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

What can you do with a major/degree in Photojournalism Studies?

With a major/degree in Photojournalism, you may find yourself working in the sectors of self-employed, freelance, broadcast, and newspaper.  Travel is usually a part of a career in Photojournalism so expect to bring expensive equipment with you.

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Photojournalism

Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.



Publications/Magazines in Photojournalism