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Publish Like a Pro.

Prepare for the ever-evolving landscape of the media industry with Butler’s Journalism major. Our program goes beyond textbooks, integrating a rigorous course load with invaluable field experiences and opportunities to publish professional-quality work. As a student in our program, you’ll receive a comprehensive education covering audio and video production, print, visual, and social media. Armed with this diverse skill set and practical experience, you’ll be well-equipped to thrive and excel in the fast-paced and diverse world of modern journalism.

Program Information


Sample courses in this program include:

  • JR 210 – Reporting and Writing
  • JR 213 – Broadcast Journalism
  • JR 312 – Multimedia Journalism
  • JR 409 – Media Economics and Regulations
  • SPM 405 – Sports Newsroom
  • SPM 480 – Media Entrepreneurship

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Three-Year Program

The Journalism major can be completed in a total of three years. More information can be found here.

Student Media Opportunities

Students are equipped for success in today’s media market through Butler’s multi-faceted, award-winning, student-operated media enterprises.

The Butler Collegian

The Collegian is Butler’s award-winning newspaper, produced by the student journalists. Its staff is made up of reporters and editors with various majors, including journalism. Each semester, The Collegian staff recruits new members—all Butler students are encouraged to apply regardless of class year.

Students produce sports webcasts in football, volleyball, men’s and women’s soccer, and women’s basketball that are on

Indy Blue Video

Indy Blue Video is a full-service video production house that provides production services to a wide variety of clients, ranging from nonprofit organizations and local business to Butler University faculty.

Meet Your Faculty

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Gary Edgerton
Professor – Eugene S. Pulliam School of Journalism and Creative Media
College of Communication
Gary Edgerton is professor of Creative Media and Entertainment in the Eugene S. Pulliam School of Journalism and Creative Media, College of Communication at Butler University.  He has published twelve books and more than eighty-five essays on a wide…
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Lee Farquhar
Associate Professor – Eugene S. Pulliam School of Journalism and Creative Media
College of Communication
Dr. Lee Farquhar is an associate professor of Journalism and Sports Media. In total, he has been teaching multimedia storytelling and sports media courses for over 10 years. His professional experience is primarily in radio and television…
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Christine Taylor
Associate Professor – Eugene S. Pulliam School of Journalism and Creative Media
College of Communication
Professor Taylor teaches at Butler University in the Department of Entertainment Media and Journalism.  As a professional, she worked behind-the- scenes in network control rooms and at the local level as a freelance editor. Her national media…
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Whatever path you’re interested in pursuing, there’s a place for you at Butler.


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