Training future journalists to report the news accurately and ethically is essential to the future of the news industry. While a major or minor in journalism is not a prerequisite to work in the news industry, many news organizations do prefer to hire students that have this credential because these employers are familiar with journalism curricula. This minor offers students the opportunity to pursue an 18-credit minor in Journalism, affording them a potentially beneficial credential when seeking internships, fellowships, or jobs with news organizations. The Journalism minor will attract students from other disciplines like Political Science, Urban Studies, and Public Policy that require a foundation in journalism for their expertise. Media Studies majors may earn the Journalism minor and in that event, will be able to count MEDIA 18000 for both the major and the minor.