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Writing and Journalism

Storytelling is an art. From gathering sources and conducting interviews to writing, journalists publish both news and feature stories on various topics in the world. At Quinnipiac, faculty and staff are readily available to help you pursue a career in writing and journalism. You will take multiple writing courses to enhance your skills and learn the importance of accurate reporting in the newsroom. You’ll be able to build your portfolio across student-run organizations on campus including the Quinnipiac Chronicle newspaper, Q30 campus TV station and the Quinnipiac Bobcats Sports Network — all of which all offer an opportunity to hone your skills in environments that mirror a real-life newsroom.

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By the Numbers

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+31K Job Openings

About 31,800 openings are projected each year, on average, in writing and editing occupations due to employment growth and replacing workers who leave the occupations permanently. (U.S. of Bureau Labor Statistics, 2023)

+8% In Demand

The projected percent change in employment for public relations specialists from 2021 to 2031. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2022)

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$75K Well-Positioned

The median annual salary for writers and editors is $75,080. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2023)

Your words will impact others and be read around the globe

Does writing for the Wall Street Journal sound desirable? How about writing scripts for the newscast on CNN? Or maybe covering the NFL or WNBA on ESPN? If any of these career paths spark your interest, Quinnipiac’s journalism and writing programs are for you.

In addition to the industry knowledge and skills that come with a top-notch education, you’ll also need a strong professional network to land the right job in news, media and strategic communications. That’s where we come in. We’ll introduce you to the people and resources that will help translate your Quinnipiac experience into a rewarding career.

At Quinnipiac, we build relationships. Our students intern with the best companies — from local media to global communications networks. Even better, they have access to our growing alumni base of 50,000+ who love to share their knowledge and advice about the industry to help their fellow Bobcats succeed. At Quinnipiac, we create opportunities that will get you connected.

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Alumni Network

The School of Communications has more than 90 alumni – including anchor Molly Qerim – who currently work at ESPN in nearby Bristol and another dozen who work at NBC Sports in Stamford. Our participation in the ESPN.com mentorship program also connects students with alumni and other mentors across ESPN.com to show students what it's like to work in behind-the-scenes roles of sports communications. The alumni network extends to other sports media companies and sports teams, with graduates finding successful careers for diverse employers in a wide range of specialities.


FOX Sports

Baltimore Ravens

New York Islanders

NBC Sports

New York Mets

  • Arizona Cardinals
  • BetSided
  • Bleacher Report
  • CBS Sports
  • Draft Kings
  • FanDuel
  • Golf Channel
  • MetLife Stadium
  • MLB Network
  • MSG Networks
  • NBA
  • NHL Network
  • Phoenix Mercury
  • Phoenix Suns
  • Stafford Motor Speedway
  • The Sporting News
  • Sports Illustrated
  • WFAN
  • World Wrestling Entertainment
  • YES Network

Student Spotlight

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The summer Toyloy Brown III wrote his own story

Well before his recent job offer to cover high school sports for the Knoxville News Sentinel in Tennessee, Toyloy Brown III ’22 was still trying to figure out life after graduation. Where would he be next? What would he be doing?

Brown listened carefully as Greg Lee, senior assistant managing editor at The Boston Globe, told him he was one of just 16 students who had been accepted into the Sports Journalism Institute. It was the perfect gig, a summer training and internship program designed to develop college sports journalists and promote racial and gender diversity in America’s newsrooms.

In that one memorable moment, Brown became the first Quinnipiac student to be accepted into the prestigious Sports Journalism Institute. Over the last 30 years, SJI alumni have been hired by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, ESPN and other major media outlets.

Brown was assigned to write for USA Today and its parent company, Gannett. His internship began remotely before pivoting to Gannett’s New York City offices on Broadway near Times Square. As a native New Yorker, it wasn’t just home. It was a perfect placement in the biggest media market on the planet.

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Partner with real clients

Interested in pursuing a career in advertising, marketing, public relations or graphic and interactive design? Build your portfolio and sharpen your skills as you work with real clients at The Agency — our award-winning and student-run interdisciplinary firm.

ADPR 405: The Agency

Under the guidance of our esteemed faculty, The Agency has successfully funneled student creativity and passion into projects all areas of communications.

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