Program Overview

Whether you blog, Tweet, TikTok, podcast, write for publications or deliver your stories on the evening news, in this digital age, the potential for your work to reach audiences around the world has never been greater. With a top-level Integrated Media Center, our students will gain valuable hands-on experiences with different equipment, programs and media.

At Spring Hill College, you’ll learn to gather, absorb, and deliver news in a clear, concise manner. You’ll craft stories that inform, entertain, and stimulate discussion. You’ll have the opportunity to intern with local television stations, newspapers and news websites, as well as magazines and a variety of other media.

Delivery:

On Campus

Average Class Size:

13

Clubs:

SpringHillian Newspaper, Badger TV, Film Club

Faculty Count:

7

Program Goals

The goals of the Journalism program at Spring Hill College include:

  • Report ethically with unbiased truth-telling as highest virtue
  • Employ news-gathering strategies
  • Choose stories to prompt social change
  • Communicate with spoken and written word, and with images
  • Adaptable to emerging communication technologies
  • Employ “Mojo” (mobile journalist) strategies to breaking news events
  • Maintain portfolio of best media content

Where We Work

• HGTV Magazine
• Alabama Media Group
• WALA Fox10
• Mobile Press-Register

Career Outlook

One study from Missouri revealed that 85 percent of all help-wanted advertisements listed “communication skills” as an important competency for applicants. A journalism student will develop the written, verbal, visual, digital and social-media skills to communicate in a variety of contexts:

  • News, sports or features reporter for web, social media, print and broadcast formats
  • In-house journalist (public relations) or brand journalist for major corporations, for non-profit organizations, for hospitals, or for educational and athletic organizations.
  • Technical writing and content editing
  • Entrepreneurial journalistic ventures over web platforms.

Testimonial

“My days on the Hill were spent soaring in all aspects of Communication Arts, inside and outside of the classroom. From dabbling in PR and advertisement classes to the creative freedom in my journalism concentration. That developed into seeking out and practicing multiple skills over my last four years as a television journalist. I left with the desire to go out into the world and produce high-quality work.” – Travis Cummings

Faculty

  • Stuart Babington

    Division Chair of Communication, Visual and Performing Arts

  • Taylor Kiernan

    Instructor

  • Marcelle Naman

    Adjunct

  • William Rowan

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Jennifer Stallings

    Adjunct

  • Gary Wolverton

    IMC Operations Manager, Instructor

  • Richard Dollison

    Adjunct Lecturer

  • Paul Noble

    Associate Professor; Department Chair, Communication Arts

Why SHC?

  • At Spring Hill College, we’re making our mark – With our small class sizes and affordable tuition, Spring Hill College is uniquely qualified to provide a high quality education to our students. Our Jesuit, Catholic college education is renowned as a well-rounded higher education approach, with an emphasis on empowering students with a passion for knowledge and personal growth. With our recent tuition cut, Spring Hill College is one of the most affordable private colleges in the country.
  • We’re curious and inspired – Forbes Magazine has ranked Spring Hill College as one of the top ten best colleges for return on investment (ROI). In our class of 2019, 99.5% of graduates attained placement six months after graduation through employment, graduate/professional school, internship or service.
  • We’re doers – Our students contribute 24,000 hours on average to the local community through the Foley Center each year. 100% of the 2020 graduates that applied to medical school were accepted. Spring Hill College has a 100% certification rate and a 92% placement rate with our Education program over the last five years.

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