Journalism at Lehigh
dates back to the time of the penny press. Our student newspaper,
The Brown and White, has been published since 1894. We have awarded
undergraduate degrees in journalism since 1927. We also offer
a major in Science and Environmental Writing and a minor in mass
Our students have
consistently found work in the top ranks of journalism, such
as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time, the Associated
Press, MSNBC, ABC News, CNN and other media outlets.
Students succeed because
our program maintains a careful balance. We teach traditional
skills of research, reporting, writing and editing. We provide
instruction in the practice and principles of digital and social
media. And we emphasize critical thinking, ethics and law, and
an understanding of the role of journalism in today's global
Students also succeed
because our professors are award-winning teachers and superb
scholars and professionals, with expertise in global communication,
social media, media law, visual communication, science journalism
and more. Their books, research articles and essays shed light
on the most pressing issues facing journalism today.
It is important too that our
program is housed in the College of Arts and Sciences. Our students
receive a broad liberal arts education that takes advantage of
a university that is ranked 38th in the United States by U.S.
News & World Report.
And we have a beautiful home.
In 2003, we moved into Coppee Hall, the fourth oldest building
on the campus. Constructed in 1883, Coppee retains the beauty
of classic 19th Century American Eclectic architecture combined
now with 21st Century communication technology.
Journalism is crucial to the
public life of a democracy. At its best, journalism serves as
a watchdog to government, offers a voice for the powerless at
home and abroad, entertains and instructs the public, represents
the views of varied constituencies, monitors and protects the
environment and public resources, and provides a common memory
for a people. Our research and teaching pursue these goals.