Never has there been a more exciting time to be a journalist; with so many stories and different media available (including the Internet, radio, television, magazines and newspapers), the 21st century has a wealth of opportunities for good writers, reporters and producers.
Indiana Wesleyan University’s Convergent Journalism major prepares you for careers informing your city, state, nation and world about issues, people and movements impacting society. Graduates emerge as world changers who move journalism toward better reporting, enhanced critical thinking, and surer ethics. Students may also choose to minor in Convergent Journalism as a supplement to another IWU major.
All IWU Convergent Journalism majors and minors experience the satisfaction of applying their knowledge and skills, working as individuals and a team, and collecting published work writing for The Sojourn, IWU’s national and state award-winning campus newspaper, in print and online. The Sojourn won honors as one of the nation’s top 10 four-year college/university weekly broadsheets in the "Best of Show" competition at the 89th Annual National College Media Convention, held in Louisville, Kentucky, the largest gathering of student journalists and advisers in the world.
The student-managed and written Sojourn awards stipends for editors, writers, designers and photography staff, and pays commissions for ad sales. Its offices are housed in the $12-million, 65,000-square-foot Elder Hall, which is primarily dedicated to communication and media.