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Our students learn to become fair and accurate reporters while telling compelling stories using skills that allow them to adapt to evolving technologies and multimedia platforms. Students will learn the fundamentals of reporting and writing for news media on print and web platforms, including interview processes, web publishing, basic photography, audio and video recording, public relations, ethics and much more. We offer a dynamic program that gives student real-life journalism experience as all students in Journalism 251 and 252 work as staff writers for GRCC’s award-winning student news source, The Collegiate. 

We understand that building a portfolio is critical to landing an internship or a job in the field. That is why we provide the opportunity for journalism students to publish their work right away and offer them opportunities to apply for compensated editing positions on The Collegiate staff. Our students have gone on to intern and work at: 

  • The Grand Rapids Press
  • Lansing State Journal
  • The Flint Journal
  • Detroit Free Press
  • The Detroit News
  • Philadelphia Inquirer
  • Yahoo Sports
  • WZZM Channel 13
  • Fox 17
  • WGVU Public Radio

At GRCC, we give you the tools you need to hit the ground running when you’re ready to continue your education or begin your career.