Journalism

Journalism Degrees From Oklahoma City Community College

Build a network with top professionals in the media industry while earning your associate degree in journalism.

  • Overview

    If you want to become a good writer and storyteller with the ability to work for a newspaper or magazine or maybe even become the next best-selling author, an associate degree in arts in journalism is the right choice for you.

    At Oklahoma City Community College, you’ll focus on the study of writing news for the print and broadcast media and learn how to interview insightfully, write accurately and edit for clarity.

    You’ll take courses in journalism, photography, broadcasting and advertising in order to fully appreciate all the aspects involved in this industry. With this well-rounded foundation, you won’t just be job-ready; you’ll be sought after.

    Start writing your future today! Complete an online community college admissions application.

  • Overview

    If you want to become a good writer and storyteller with the ability to work for a newspaper or magazine or maybe even become the next best-selling author, an associate degree in arts in journalism is the right choice for you.

    At Oklahoma City Community College, you’ll focus on the study of writing news for the print and broadcast media and learn how to interview insightfully, write accurately and edit for clarity.

    You’ll take courses in journalism, photography, broadcasting and advertising in order to fully appreciate all the aspects involved in this industry. With this well-rounded foundation, you won’t just be job-ready; you’ll be sought after.

    Start writing your future today! Complete an online community college admissions application.

  • Highlights

    Whether in print or on the air, news reporters and analysts gather and organize information and print and broadcast stories that inform the public about local, state, national and international events as well as the actions of public officials and others in positions of power.

    They are also at times called upon to present points of view on current issues.

    At OCCC, our journalism professors take you out into the field to cover court trials and to tour news outlets. You also have the opportunity to build a portfolio of published work by writing for the OCCC award-winning student newspaper, The Pioneer. In fact, you can work toward a staff position as a writer, editor, photographer, or advertising representative while you’re earning your degree. Imagine going out into the workforce with real-life journalism experience already on your resume!

    In the classroom, you’ll hear from special guest speakers who are working in the Oklahoma media market, and you’ll have the opportunity to network and connect with professionals in news, broadcasting, public relations and advertising before ever beginning your job search.

  • Degree Options

    Journalism Degrees at Oklahoma City Community College

    An associate degree in arts in journalism from OCCC will transfer easily the four-year college or university of your choice, which is recommended in order to compete in job market.





  • Courses

    Journalism Classes at Oklahoma City Community College

    Our highly experienced faculty know the importance and value of a hands-on education. That’s why, when you enroll in journalism classes at OCCC, you will not just be writing for class assignments but for submission to the award-winning OCCC student newspaper, The Pioneer.

    Here are some of the subjects you will study when you pursue an associate degree in journalism at OCCC:

    • News Writing
    • Magazine Feature Writing
    • Video Production
    • Introduction to Mass Communication
    • Audio Production
    • Advertising
    • Principles of Public Relations
  • Faculty
    Gwin Faulconer-Lippert

    Gwin Faulconer-Lippert


    Professor of Mass Media Communications

    M.A., University of Oklahoma B.A., University of Oklahoma

     
    Sue Hinton

    Sue Hinton


    Professor of Journalism and English

    Sue Hinton holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in English from the University of Oklahoma. She has been a professor of journalism and English at Oklahoma City Community College since 1972, receiving the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in May 1991. She authored the proposal to add a journalism degree to OCCC’s curriculum in 1980.  She has served as faculty adviser to the award-winning student newspaper, the Pioneer, since 1979. Hinton has worked for The Daily Oklahoman, the Norman Transcript and the Lawton (Okla.) Morning Press. She has taught courses in news writing, public affairs reporting and newsletter publication. Although she teaches mostly journalism courses now, she also teaches freshman English. In the past she has taught American literature and Women in Literature.

     
  • After OCCC

    Competition remains fierce for jobs at large metropolitan and national newspapers, broadcast stations, and magazines. For many graduates, smaller publications and broadcast stations and online newspapers and magazines will provide the best opportunities.

    With the academic background and skills foundation you will gain in OCCC’s journalism program, you can look forward to a great career as a:

    • Reporter
    • Photographer
    • Author
    • Teacher
    • News commentator
    • Advertising executive
    • Public relations practitioner

    Visit OCCC’s online course catalog for full details on your journalism degree. You can also check the current community college class schedule for evening and online classes available in this academic program.




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